The Celtics took control of their first round series with the Bulls Wednesday night, dumping Chicago, 108-97, in Game 5. Boston now leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2, and can advance to the semi-finals of the NBA playoffs with a win in Game 6 Friday in Chicago (8 p.m., ESPN).
The Celtics outscored the Bulls, 29-16, in the fourth quarter will Al Horford coming up with several big baskets. Horford had arguably his most impressive game as a member of the Celtics Wednesday, pumping in 21 points, dishing out a team-high nine assists and grabbing seven rebounds.
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Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each had 24 points for the Celtics, and Kelly Olynyk chipped in with 14 points off the bench.
The C's did a good job containing Jimmy Butler as the Bulls star was limited to 14 points. Dwyane Wade led the Bulls in scoring with 26.