The Celtics hope to carry the momentum of their 108-97 victory Wednesday night into Game 6, which will be played at the United Center on Friday night. Boston surged to victory Wednesday by ending the game on a 20-4 run despite seeing its leading scorer, guard Isaiah Thomas, shoot 6-for-17 from the field and 1-of-10 from 3-point range.
Now the Celtics, who have already won a pair of games in Chicago, believe they can close out the series and advance. Should the Bulls win for the first time in three tries on their home floor, the series would shift back to Boston for a deciding Game 7 on Sunday.
While the Celtics have all the momentum after three double-digit victories, the Bulls will make a final push at extending the series. Chicago has been rudderless since losing veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, who fractured his thumb in Game 2 — the last time the Bulls won. After sitting out the past three games, Rondo won’t play in Game 6, although there had been speculation that he could be back at some point soon.
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Avery Bradley drives for a first quarter layup. (Matthew J.Lee/Globe Staff)
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Gerald Green in the first quarter. (Matthew J.Lee/Globe Staff)
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