Chicago Bulls defeat Boston Celtics, 121-118

CHICAGO - The Celtics went from Game 3 efficiency experts to fumbling away chance after late-game chance in a 121-118 double-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls yesterday.

This was the second time the Celtics have lost in overtime in their opening playoff series, now tied, 2-2, going into tomorrow night's Game 5 at TD Banknorth Garden.

"It was a disappointing loss on our part," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "Our execution down the stretch was so poor it was scary."