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Down go the C's ... and layups

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The fifth-seeded Bulls stunned top-seeded Boston.With ESPN.com running an offseason feature aimed at crowning the greatest NBA team of all-time, we did our best to point out that the Celtics were matched up against the upset-minded Bulls Tuesday in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Clearly, it's never easy tangling with Michael Jordan.

Ranked fifth in the East, the Bulls' all-time team of Artis Gilmore, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Norman Van Lier, and Jordan edged Boston's top-seeded squad that included Bill Russell, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, and John Havlicek. In the closest voting of the tournament, Chicago escaped by accruing 50.8 percent of the total ballots cast.

The Bulls advanced to the conference finals to meet the 76ers, while the Lakers and Spurs are battling out West. The Finals are Thursday. Click HERE to vote.

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