Andre Roberson

NBA roundup: Celtics and Thunder get their first wins in respective series

NBA roundup: Celtics and Thunder get their first wins in respective series

Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds while Isaiah Thomas added 16 points and sparked a third-quarter rally as the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series at home.

The Celtics pulled away after a 20-point lead shrunk to one early in the third quarter and put themselves in position to tie a series that was in danger of slipping away from them. Game 4 is Sunday in Chicago.

Dwyane Wade scored 18 for Chicago. Jimmy Butler had 14 points on seven-of-21 shooting from the field, and the offense simply didn't click the way it had been, with Rajon Rondo out...

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