Isaiah Thomas, Celtics Beat Bulls 108-97 to Take 3-2 Series Lead
The Boston Celtics, once down 2-0 to the Chicago Bulls, are a win away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs following a 108-97Game 5 win at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
And while it wasn’t an aesthetically pleasing performance, the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed overcame 43.2 percent shooting from the field and 9-of-40 shooting from three to best a Bulls team that was far more efficient in both phases.
In fact, the Bulls drilled 50.0 percent of their shots from the field and 34.6percent from distance in what amounted to a more tidy offensive display.
However, the Bulls only led by two entering the fourth quarter—and that was bad news against a Celtics team that was in desperation mode on its home floor.