Celtics beat Bulls 108-97

Let me say this: Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player. Everything he's going through right now ... he had a hell of a game tonight.

Avery Bradley has had to wear a number of different hats for the Boston Celtics since the postseason began.

Boston, though, took advantage of a fourth-quarter collapse that just saw the Bulls fold into themselves. On a drive to the basket in the second half, Butler banged his knee on another knee and since that moment, he hasn't really been himself, which is unfortunate for the Bulls and any chance of winning this series. "He just was able to get to the free-throw line a couple times".

Wade has had to play through his share of injuries during his career, and although he wouldn't divulge whatever Butler was going through, it seemed as if they had a conversation about managing his body. That was my goal this game, and I feel like I did it, "Bradley, who was Butler's primary defender, told the Associated press". Kelly Olynyk added 14 points off the bench and Al Horford was efficient with 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

As Jimmy Butler sat with his sweat-soaked jersey still attached to his body, Dwyane Wade yelled out that all the hot water was gone from the TD Garden showers, a fitting end to a miserable night.

The Chicago Bulls' unfortunate luck in their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series with the Boston Celtics took a weird turn Wednesday night. The Bulls averaged only 93.0 points in those games compared with 108.5 in the first two.

Celtics: There were at least nine members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the crowd, and a handful of players from the Boston Bruins as well.

The combination of Michael Carter-Williams and Isaiah Canaan has been nothing short of a distribution disaster at point guard over the last three contests. "Obviously we didn't do anything on the court before we left".

Wade went off in Game 5 with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists during his 35 minutes on the floor.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg made waves after Game 4 when he questioned whether Thomas was getting away with carrying the ball when he dribbled. In Game 5, Butler only took two shots in the fourth quarter.

"No", he said, before walking out.

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