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Isaiah Thomas: Full focus still hard to come by after sister's death - ESPN

Isaiah Thomas addresses the media for the first time since the death of his sister and thanks everyone from the staff at the TD Garden to his teammates and coaches for being supportive throughout the week. (1:11). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook ...and more »

Isaiah Thomas after big night vs. Bulls: 'Not one man can guard me' - ESPN (blog)

CHICAGO -- When his mesmerizing Game 4 performance was complete, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas ventured to his postgame news conference, during which a reporter relayed how Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg had made comments suggesting that part of ...and more »

Fred Hoiberg: 'Impossible to guard' Isaiah Thomas when he travels - ESPN

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg tells the media that Isaiah Thomas is "impossible to guard" because the refs allow him to put his hand underneath the ball on every possession. Thomas responds saying "that's not the reason why I'm an impossible cover." (0:49 ...and more »

Old dog, new tricks: Celtics' Gerald Green unexpected playoff starter - ESPN (blog)

CHICAGO -- The day before the Boston Celtics played their regular-season finale, the team went through a light, split-squad workout. But there was something about the intensity that veteran Gerald Green displayed in an otherwise unremarkable off-day ...and more »

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

Rajon Rondo's injury leaves the Bulls searching for answers, which is not something we'd ever thought we'd write. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images. Rajon Rondo's season has been such a roller coaster that he broke his thumb before he could even get off the ...and more »

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 parquet ...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 »

Actually, Marcus Smart Flipping Off A Fan Was Good - Deadspin

In the fourth quarter of last night's dispiriting loss to the Chicago Bulls that put Boston in a 0-2 hole, Celtics wing Marcus Smart took and missed a three-pointer. Backpedaling down the court, he jawed with a fan, and eventually flipped the bird ...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 »

Isaiah Thomas back to All-Star form in Game 4's 'point guard-apalooza' -

CHICAGO – Given how most teams' rotations tighten up in the playoffs, their benches growing shorter, the odds of six point guards playing significant or at least memorable roles in a single postseason game were long. And yet there they were, a half ...and more »