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.