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Boston Celtics Defeat The Chicago Bulls And Move Onto The Second Round Of The NBA Playoffs To Face Washington Wizards

In game 6 of the first round of the playoffs, the Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls 105-83. The C’s were led by stellar efforts with Avery Bradley leading the team in scoring with 23 points. Al Horford also had a nice game with 12 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.

With the win, the Celtics have officially come back to beat the Bulls after starting the series out 0-2 having won each of their four past games. Moving on means playing a different opponent. The one the Celtics will face in round two is fairly familiar with them.

Late in the fourth quarter, it was solidified that the Celtics would play the Washington Wizards in round two of the playoffs, a team that they have had some bad blood with in the past. Game 1 of that series is set to tip off Sunday at 1 pm in Boston. Tickets are available on celtics.com.

Television broadcasts from here on out will be on National channels with CSNNE no longer carrying the games. But pre and postgame will still be offered on CSNNE to give Celtics fans with some hometown coverage.

One Goal In Boston Is To Win A Title, But Dealing With A Family Matter Comes First

With this being Brad Stevens first playoff series win as a coach in the NBA he has but one goal for his team going forward and that is adding another banner to the rafters in the Garden.

“There’s only one goal in Boston,” says Brad Stevens. “There’s 17 banners hanging above us. We only go for one goal there.”

Before the Boston Celtics play game 1 against the Wizards they will have some more important things to attend to. It was announced that star guard Isaiah Thomas would be traveling directly after the game in Chicago to Washington for his sister’s funeral on Saturday. Joining IT on the trip will be several members of the Celtics front office and coaching staff along with any player that wants to join their teammate.

After the series win over the Bulls Stevens made it clear that Saturday is way more important than game 1 on Sunday.

“Tomorrow’s a lot more important than Sunday (Game 1).”

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with IT and his family. What he has been able to do so far has been remarkable. Game 1 on Sunday is going to be an interesting one with no real prep time as a team. Would not be shocked if we see a slow start to this series as well.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Neck-Deep Edition

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It feels like New England Sports is currently being buried – in snow, controversies and soul-decimating losses.

The recent Patriots victory over the Steelers has been tarnished by subsequent internal-fighting. And over the past couple of weeks, the Boston Celtics have been defeated by some of the most middling of NBA teams.

The only auspicious emblem to be found would be the Bruins, who have won 3 games in a row. If the season ended today, the B’s would make the playoffs! But don’t worry, they’ll find a way to self-destruct before the season actually ends.

So when you’re neck-deep in it, like we presently find ourselves, what do you do? You shovel yourself out. Let this article be your utensil of liberation! It’s time for another installment of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Neck Deep Edition.

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The Celtics Have a Bench Problem

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With the Celtics suffering a nonplussing loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz, it’s become apparent: This bench is gonna need some help. And they’re going to have to find this help from within themselves.

Ever since he was acquired from the Pistons, Marcus Morris was expected to be the most talented asset on the Celtics bench. Morris has the skills to be a secondary powerhouse in the NBA. Just last season, for Detroit, Morris averaged 14.0 PPG and just about 5 RPG.

But unfortunately his young tenure in Boston has deteriorated into “what ifs”.

Marcus has been afflicted with a lancinating and unrelenting pain in his left knee. Not only did he miss the start of the season, but he’s been sidelined yet again by this tenacious problem.

Without Morris on the court, Boston’s bench lacks that veteran’s heart and wisdom that he provides. They also are mathematically short in the scoring department, without the versatile big man.

As we saw Friday night at the Garden, somebody is going to need to step up – and fast.

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Jayson Tatum’s Patience: The Deciding Factor

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There is currently a preponderance of NBA rookies who are dominating the league. We’re talking about 20-somethings (some even younger than that) leading their teams in nearly every statistical category.

This is no longer your father’s NBA.

Gone are the days of “earning your stripes”. In today’s game, if a player has the talent he’s going to be encouraged to use it.

Our favorite youngling, here in Boston, is unanimously Jayson Tatum. This 19-year-old kid has stormed the Garden like some new-school Larry BirdPaul Pierce hybrid. He’s the futuristic embodiment of “Celtics Basketball” – the silhouette for Boston’s modern logo.

But Tatum’s not even the superlative of this year’s rookie class!

Many “Green Teamers” would argue the cockeyed contention that Jayson Tatum is a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year. As heartening as it may be for the flourishing freshman to hear such high praise, it still stems from unchecked fandom.

I swear, there must be something circulating around the Charles River. It seems that Boston has become more and more generous, in recent years, when it comes to appraising young talent.

In every sport, we’re ready to give our kindergarteners their high school diploma, the very second they demonstrate their ability.

The homer expectations, surrounding Jayson Tatum, are in need of an adjustment. Let’s take a look at a few rookies, who are ahead of Tatum in the primary categories.

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