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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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, away from the drama in New York, posts a photo on Instagram from a Lithuanian sauna. He seems pretty relaxed:

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Elias notes that Dennis Schroder is the first Hawks player with at least 25 points and 10 assists in a postseason game since Pete Maravich on April 4, 1973 vs. Boston (34 pts, 10 ast).

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.

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.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

New Patriots Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore (and QB Jimmy Garoppolo, too ) at TD Garden for Game 5 of Celtics vs. Bulls.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

David Stern had a problem with the Nets resting Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and Trevor Booker in the season finale against Chicago, which clinched a playoff berth with a 112-73 win over Brooklyn. The Nets had no reason to risk any injuries to Lin and Lopez, who have dealt with injuries in the past. "I have no idea what was in the mind of the executives of the Brooklyn Nets -- none -- when they rested their starting players," Stern, the former NBA Commissioner, told USA Today. "If you're playing in a game of consequence, that has an impact, which is as good as it gets... And they sit their starters? Really? It's inexcusable in my view... shame on the Brooklyn Nets. They broke the [pact with fans]."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

In 10 minutes of action, Isaiah Cannan has not attempted a shot. He has showed solid effort in trying to stay in front of Isaiah Thomas, but the Bulls need something offensively from Canaan if they are going to win.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics ended the first quarter on an 11-2 run, including outscoring the Bulls by six after Isaiah Thomas went to the bench. Chicago led by as much as eight but Boston up 23-20 after 12 minutes.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Celtics couldn't make a 3 early in the quarter, but Avery Bradley gives them spark on both ends. So underrated. Boston leads after first despite going 3-12 from deep.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hawks will return home looking to stave off elimination but they'll do so with their young point guard playing his best basketball of the series. Dennis Schroder had 29 points and 11 assists while making five-of-six 3-pointers in Game 5. Atlanta hopes that playing at home will also be more comfortable for Kent Bazemore and Ersan Ilysova. The two reserves combined to shoot 4-for-18.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Beal (27 points) says Washington will have to play with a better IQ than it did in the two previous losses at Atlanta in order to close the Hawks out in Atlanta in Game 6. "We got to the same focus we had at home," Beal told TNT after Washington won Game 5. "We came out in Game 3 (in Atlanta) with a lack of focus. Same thing in Game 4. We played hard but didn't have the IQ that we needed to win. So we got to have the same approach that we had tonight, be physical and play smart."

Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Wizards beat Hawks 103-99 to take 3-2 series lead. The ViewFromVegas is the Hawks covered as 6-point road underdogs (stayed under 212) #NBA