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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Great nugget from ESPN Stats & Info this morning: Of pitchers with at least seven career starts against the Yankees, Boston's Chris Sale has the lowest career ERA (1.25). Riffing off of that, of lefties with at least seven starts vs. New York, here are the top three, from baseball-reference.com and including some relief innings, which the previous stat does not: 1. Sale (1.17), 2. Harry Coveleski (1.57), 3. Babe Ruth (2.21). Ruth was 17-5 against the Yankees before he joined them in time for the 1920 season.

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After nailing a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter and give the Bulls the lead, Jimmy Butler looked primed for a huge fourth quarter. Instead, he went quiet and the Celtics pulled away.

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The Bulls and Celtics appeared to be headed toward a tight finish after 38 minutes. Instead, the Celtics took over with a dominant stretch on both ends of the floor to close out Game 5.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have an off day in Boston which gives some young players a chance to visit the city. Kris Bryant already has his duck boat tour tickets while Kyle Schwarber is looking forward to Friday as he intends on sitting atop the Green Monster and wants to check out "where Manny used to go" inside the wall in left field. The Cubs and Red Sox have won 2 of the last 4 World Series. Jon Lester, Jon Lackey and Koji Uehara won with Boston while the former two players also won with the Cubs last year.

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The Bulls have been a completely different team without Rajon Rondo. Since the point guard went down, the Celtics have taken control of the series and the Bulls' scoring has dropped by more than 15 PPG.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have an off day in Boston which gives some young players a chance to visit the city. Kris Bryant already has his duck boat tour tickets while Kyle Schwarber is looking forward to Friday as he intends on sitting atop the Green Monster and wants to check out "where Manny used to go" inside the wall in left field. The Cubs and Red Sox have won 2 of the last 4 World Series. Jon Lester, Jon Lackey and Koji Uehara were part of both of them.

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C's take 3-2 lead, Wall shows off with another dunk (0:56)
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Thomas changes look at halftime for game 5 win (0:53)
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Thomas jokes he's 'first-team all-defense' (0:36)
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Celtics too much for Bulls (1:03)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Avery Bradley on rallying from 0-2 hole: "I mean it's kinda been the story of our team, being able to fight through adversity. No matter what we go through, we would overcome it. And I think it's a group of guys, our coaching staff, we believe. We believe in one another. I said it earlier, we went to Chicago knowing that we were going to win those games, not hoping. We knew that we were going to take two games then come here and take care of home. Now it's our job to continue to play the same way and finish the series in Chicago."

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Judge, Severino lead Yankees past Red Sox (1:16)
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IT4 praises teammates for picking up his 'slack' (0:39)
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Horford's pick pays off big with solo jam (0:19)
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Butler nails buzzer-beater 3 from way out (0:25)
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Thomas goes it alone for reverse lay-in (0:18)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The home team may have lost every game in this series to this point, but it feels like the Celtics have a true home-court advantage tonight. Crowd is LOUD.

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