Game Notes For Game 5 @ Boston
* Three of the first four games of this series have been decided by three points or less. * Both teams have hit at least 40 percent of their 3-point attempts in each of the last three games this series. * The Celtics are averaging an NBA-high 19.5 second chance points per game this postseason – four more than any other NBA team. * Derrick Rose has tallied 59 points and 20 assists while going 15-for-16 in the two Bulls victories this series, compared to 19 points, nine assists and 1-for-3 free throw shooting in the two losses. * Only three NBA players have blocked at least 10 shots this postseason, and two of them are Bulls (Tyrus Thomas 13 and Joakim Noah 12). * Rajon Rondo has become the first Celtic since Larry Bird to have recorded two triple-doubles in the same series since the 1986 postseason when Bird recorded two in the Finals against Houston.