Isaiah Thomas Switches Sneakers at Halftime, Leads Celtics to Game 5 Win

After the Celtics and Bulls play Game 6 at the United Center on Friday night, Thomas is scheduled to fly to Tacoma to attend his sister's funeral at noon on Saturday.

Chicago point guard Rajon Rondo was ruled out for this game yesterday. Rondo has missed the last three games after fracturing his right thumb in Game 2 of the series.

Chicago lost both games in which Rondo didn't play, and the Celtics put the clamps on the trio of guards who have replaced Rondo to this point, Isaiah Canaan (Wednesday's expected starter), Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams.

The Boston Celtics are on the road tonight in NBA Playoff action, taking on the Chicago Bulls. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30pm! Rondo told reporters Wednesday he wasn't playing Thursday, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. They both have 3-2 series leads over Milwaukee and Memphis respectively.

Despite the technical fouls, there was little of the tension that characterized Game 4, when Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart got in each other's face on the court and continued the criticism in their postgame comments. 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 night.

The Knicks say Noah had the surgery Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY. "It's just weird because we won the first two here and they came and won the next two", Wade said.

"But just that's the reality of the situation that we're in right now", he said. What was a one-point deficit when he entered the game with nine and a half to go in the fourth slowly expanded into the eventual margin of defeat. Rajon Rondo will likely return for the Bulls, but I don't believe it will be enough to slow down this Boston Celtics freight train. Green scored eight points in Game 3, then added 18 points and seven rebounds in Game 4. There are also Over/Under, Point Spread and live in play markets that will be posted interactively throughout the game. Game 6 of this series is Friday night in Atlanta as the Wizards look to eliminate the Hawks and advance to the conference semifinals.

  • Julie Sanders