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Celtics-Bulls Is the First Domino in the East's 24/7 Fight Against LeBron - Bleacher Report

"There's teams that, all they dream and sleep and eat and think about is beating LeBron and beating Cleveland." photo of Howard Beck Howard Beck@@HowardBeck NBA Senior WriterApril 21, 2017. The pass was a thing of beauty, flying over 80 feet of ...and more »

A look back at memorable 2009 Bulls-Celtics playoff series - Chicago Tribune

The last time the Bulls and Celtics met in the playoffs, they produced what many have dubbed the greatest first-round series in NBA history. You remember: Seven games. Four overtime affairs. Seven overtime periods, including a triple-overtime Game 6.and more »

Rajon Rondo Got Hurt Just When He Was Starting To Matter - FiveThirtyEight

Rajon Rondo's season has been such a roller coaster that he broke his thumb before he could even get off the ride. The Bulls point guard appointed himself as one of the team's “three alphas” and began the season as a starter but was then suspended and ...and more »

Brad Stevens Is The Last Person To Blame For The Celtics' Woes - Huffington Post

The top-seeded Boston Celtics find themselves in a precarious position. It's down two games to zero against a Chicago team that barely made the NBA Playoffs and seemingly almost fired its coach multiple times, and the blame for Boston's woes has ...and more »

Celtics' 'poison' Avery Bradley helped weaken Jimmy Butler in Game 3 - Chicago Tribune

He's not very tall. He doesn't have a well-established nickname like "The Glove." His only Twitter presence is a skills academy with 366 followers. But those in the know all know this: The Celtics' Avery Bradley is an elite defender. Coupled with the ...and more »

Bulls' TV ratings sink to lowest since 2007-08 - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Had the Chicago Bulls spent the past six months playing like they have this week in the NBA playoffs, more people might have watched them on TV. Instead, the team's local viewership this season fell to its lowest mark since the year before they drafted ...and more »

Isaiah Thomas credits teammates for lifting him up during an emotional time in his life - SB Nation

After Isaiah Thomas lit the Chicago Bulls up for 33 points in Boston's Game 4 victory, the Celtics All-Star said his teammates have given him the energy to play through an emotionally taxing time in his life. "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here, so ...and more »

Kevin Garnett's bleeping message energizes Celtics for Game 3 win - ESPN

CHICAGO -- Kevin Garnett recorded an inspirational video message aimed at pumping up the Celtics after they lost the first two games of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. Boston players suggested it set the tone for their 104-87 Game 3 ...and more »

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb - The Denver Post

CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two ...and more »

NBA fines Rajon Rondo $25000 for attempting to trip Celtics' Jae Crowder - Chicago Tribune

The NBA fined Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder from his seat on the bench in the final minute of the first quarter of Friday's playoff series Game 3. Rondo, who was wearing street clothes as he recovers from a ...and more »