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Bulls were 5-of-20 in the first quarter of Game 4, their worst shooting quarter of the series. They had 6 offensive rebounds, but turned them into only 4 4 points (the Celtics had one offensive rebound, on which they got 2 points). The Bulls also had 3 turnovers, which the Celtics turned into 7 points.

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Celtics even series at 2-2 (1:52)
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Thomas responds to Hoiberg's officiating comments (0:49)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on playing while grieving the loss of his sister: "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here so I just feed off what the guys give me. They give me a lot of confidence. I can't do it without those guys. They believe in me. Being here is what makes me, I guess, sane. It makes me feel somewhat normal through these tough times."

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Horford denies Butler at the rim (0:17)
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Bulls showing to be out of sorts without Rondo (1:27)
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Hoiberg: Thomas 'discontinues' his dribble (0:23)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Fred Hoiberg praised Isaiah Thomas' toughness and resilience, then complained that he gets away with carrying the ball

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Isaiah gets assist with only one shoe (0:30)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to even their series at 2-2. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 1.5-point road favorites and it stayed under the betting total of 204 points. Despite the fave/under result, underdogs still lead 14-13-1 ATS in the NBA playoffs with one game closing pick 'em; overs lead 16-13 (though unders are 3-0 today).

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Horford gets important and-1 dunk (0:30)
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Thomas gets technical after trash talk (0:39)
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Green double pumps on two-handed slam (0:17)
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Crowder tosses Lopez's shoe, Lopez adjusts Crowder's (0:52)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas checked back into a tied game with 4 fouls with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter. To close out the quarter, Thomas scored 10 points and assisted on Boston's three other baskets as part of a 16-7 run. End of 3rd: Celtics 79, Bulls 70.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls recognized a few former Bulls in attendance at Game 4. Other than the tandem of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, this current New York Knick got the loudest ovation.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose gets a big ovation from United Center crowd.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Loud cheers as Derrick Rose shown on Jumbotron at Game 4 of Celtics vs Bulls.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls should be happy to only be down 11 at halftime. Aside from the Bulls' troubles at PG, Jimmy Butler has been the story early. He has made it a point to attack the basket and the Celtics haven't had as much of an answer in slowing him down. Problem for Bulls is that somebody has to step up and help him down the stretch.

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Smart, Butler get into altercation (1:04)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg only has a couple options left at PG: He could give Denzel Valentine a couple minutes and see what happens -- or he could allow Wade and Butler to initiate more. Either way, Bulls are in deep trouble. They have no rhythm offensively without Rajon Rondo on the floor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' new small-ball starting lineup featuring Gerald Green is now plus-24 over 24 minutes since coach Brad Stevens made the change in Game 3. Celtics up double digits on the Bulls early in Game 4.