Boston Celtics now leads with 3-2 in the first-round series against Chicago Bulls with today's Game 5 victory at TD Garden.
Points from lay-up shots, free throws, three-pointers, and a dunk from Avery Bradley secured Celtics first quarter with 3 point disadvantage to Bulls, 23-20. Although Bulls made good field goals and three-point shot attempts, Celtics held on to free throws, assists and offensive rebounds.
Bulls dominated the second quarter mostly by free throws, power shots and three pointers from Bobby Portis, Dwayne Wade, Anthony Morrow, Isaiah Canaan, Robin Lopez, Paul Zipser and Jimmy Butler ending the second quarter with 1-point advantage to Celtics, 50-52. Bulls dominated the third quarter again with help from Jimmy Butler, Paul Zipser, Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez, Dwayne Wade and Isaiah Canaan finishing the quarter, 81-79.
Jonas Jerebko, Isaiah Thomas, Kelly Olynyk, Al Horforf, and Jae Crowder chipped in to the fourth quarter points of Celtics dominating the last quarter with final score 108-97. Boston leads with Game 6 happening on Saturday April 29th in Chicago.
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