Boston Celtics defeat Chicago Bulls, 106-104

The Celtics' Big Three were reduced to one last night.

But it was the Bulls who ended up staggering at the end of the game, the finishing blows a result of finesse shooting from Paul Pierce and a hard foul from the most fragile-looking Celtic, Rajon Rondo.

Pierce connected on three jumpers in the final 77 seconds, the clinching score with 3.4 seconds remaining, in a 106-104 overtime win as the Celtics took a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series going into Chicag...

Tomorrow night, why not just start the score at 80? Get right to the good stuff, you know?

Throw out that aberrational thing last Thursday and we've had four dazzling, exhausting, and draining exhibitions of NBA greatness in what may have begun as a relatively innocuous 2-7 matchup but has turned into instant history. In 63 years of NBA playoff competition, no teams had ever played three overtime games in one series, of any length. They have now. And we're far from done...