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Thomas jokes he's 'first-team all-defense' (0:36)
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Hoiberg walks out after IT4 question (0:26)
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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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Ngoepe makes history in Pirates' win (1:13)

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Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo gave one just enough pop to send it past right field in the eighth inning for his fifth homer of the season.

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Horford's pick pays off big with solo jam (0:19)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his outing on Wednesday where he gave up 10 hits and 5 earned runs. Despite those numbers he wasn't displeased with how he threw the ball.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was 0/2 in the 4th quarter and had a turnover.

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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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Rivero with web gem worthy play off the mound (0:27)
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Rozier soars for a one-handed jam (0:21)
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Bell mashes solo shot to left (0:30)
Gift Ngoepe records first MLB hit (0:26)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs dropped the finale to the Pirates on Wednesday, 6-5, after getting down 5-1 early, Jon Lester gave up 10 hits including two home runs as he wasn't very sharp going 5.2 innings. The Cubs left 13 on base as they had chances throughout the night. Anthony Rizzo homered late in the contest but it wasn't enough as the Cubs drop to 4-2 on their road trip.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley with a postseason career high in scoring at 24 points. A look at his previous bests via Statmuse. End of 3rd: Bulls 81, Celtics 79.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo now has 20 career home runs against the Pirates tying the Reds for most against any opponent. (ESPN Stats) He hit 18, 19 and 20 over the weekend in Cincinnati making it four long balls in his last 6 games.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas switched both his headband and shoes at halftime. The other shoes/headband clearly did not have enough buckets.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester allowed at least five runs in consecutive starts for the third time since joining the Cubs after going 5.2 innings on Wednesday against the Pirates. He allowed 10 hits and 5 earned runs including two home runs. That makes 19 hits off Lester in his last two starts. His ERA is 3.68.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas didn't register his first field goal until 42.6 seconds remaining in the first half. Avery Bradley (17 points) picked up the scoring slack. Halftime: Boston 52, Chicago 50.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Isaiah Thomas has just one field goal at the half -- and the Celtics lead 52-50. Avery Bradley with 17 at the break.

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