The Celtics played poorly in Games 1 and 2 at TD Garden, but turned things around in Chicago. Their aim now: Keep it up in Boston.
It's been a strange series, but the C's are now poised to do what many thought they'd do: Beat the Bulls and advance in the NBA playoffs.
Rajon Rondo doesn't need his thumb to play defense, and -- as Games 3 and 4 showed -- the Bulls absolutely need him. So expect to see him again.