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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."

Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon

...lost their jobs today. Some are personal friends, including Len Elmore, Ed Werder, Johnette Howard, Ashley Fox, Melissa Isaacson...

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

ViewFromVegas of NBA playoffs: faves/dogs 1-1 ATS tonight, faves 19-17-1 ATS (w/ 1 pick ‘em); unders 2-0 tonight, overs still lead 20-17-1

Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97 to take 3-2 lead: ViewFromVegas is they covered as 7.5-point home faves (stayed just under closing total of 205.5)

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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant doesn't think Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony's relationship is irreparable (even though most believe it is). "Not from what I've been through with Phil,'' Bryant said in an interview with the New York Post. "Michael had his rough times with him as well. The history is you get through rough times after you win a good amount of championships. We certainly had our rocky times, but we still stuck to it, we figured out our way through it and came out better because of it. I think the most important thing is sticking to it, being patient. Sometimes things work out. Sometimes they don't."

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.

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:

ESPN Stats and Information  

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.