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2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett explained his video message to the Celtics on Area 21: "I'll be honest… It was for [Isaiah Thomas]."


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Isaiah Thomas is definitely impossible to guard (1:03)

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The road team has won each of the first four games in the matchup between the Celtics and Bulls -- just the fourth time that's happened in NBA playoff history. Boston will try to get the first home win of the series when it returns to TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday.

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1dNick Friedell

Bulls' Hoiberg blasts refs' officiating of Thomas

Following his team's Game 4 loss to Boston on Sunday night, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg voiced his frustration over the lack of traveling calls against Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Celtics even series at 2-2 (1:52)
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2dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Thomas: Loss of sister weighs heavily

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics to a Game 4 win with 33 points, but he says his mind continues to not be fully focused on basketball as he grieves the loss of his sister.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Isaiah Thomas: Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here. I just feed off what the guys give me. They give me a lot of confidence." Very candid quote on trying to play while coping with the death of his sister.

Thomas: 'Mentally and emotionally I'm not here' (1:11)
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."

Horford denies Butler at the rim (0:17)
Hoiberg: Thomas 'discontinues' his dribble (0:23)

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

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).

Horford gets important and-1 dunk (0:30)
Thomas gets technical after trash talk (0:39)
Green double pumps on two-handed slam (0:17)
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.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History