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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas addresses reporters for the first time since his sister died a week ago. "Mentally and emotionally I'm not there ... but being here is what keeps me sane," Thomas said. It's worth adding that PR requested he not be asked about his sister. Basketball questions only.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

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

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).

J.A. Adande @jadande

Wade blown layup leads to Horford dunk and-one. A 5-point swing that might be ballgame midway through 4Q.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has been released from the final year of his contract with the Beijing Ducks after winning three championships in six seasons. Marbury, 40, declined an opportunity to coach with Beijing and hopes to sign with another Chinese Basketball Association team. "We agreed that I would leave this season and the door is always open to coach. They had the option for me to play or coach and they wanted me to coach. It's understandable at my age, but my age doesn't dictate my game. This gives me strong desire to work hard and try my best to come back to help a team win a chip," Marbury told The Undefeated.

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.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Jimmy Butler is wiped out. Was fouled on drive, stopped to sit on basket support. But can he sit if Celts can put it away in early 4Q?

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rudy Gobert will play in Game 4, the Jazz announced. He has not played since suffering a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee on the first possession of the series against the Clippers.

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.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Jimmy Butler fouled and walks with a limp to the line to shoot potential go-ahead FTs