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    Celtics punctuate series comeback with 22-point rout to eliminate Bulls

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    Apr 29, 2017
    Gerald Green plays 27 minutes, making 6 of 13 field goal attempts for Boston. AP

    THE Boston Celtics completed its comeback from two games down, eliminating the Bulls with a 105-83 demolition in Game Six on Friday in Chicago (Saturday, Manila time).

    The Eastern Conference top seeds made it four straight wins after dropping the first two games at home.

    [See Isaiah Thomas heads to sister's funeral after Game Six against Bulls]

    It was a huge wire-to-wire win for the Celtics, scoring the first six points of the game and never letting up.

    Avery Bradley led the balanced Celtics offense, coming up with 23 points as the four other starters also wound up with double-digit scores.

    Gerald Green delivered 16 points on 6 of 13 shooting, while Jae Crowder, Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas had 12 points apiece.

    Boston next takes on No. 4 Washington, which disposed of fifth-seeded Atlanta also in six games.

    [See Wizards march on to Eastern Conference semis]

    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting, while Robin Lopez was the only other Chicago player to score in double digits with 10.

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    Dwyane Wade had only two points, making just 1 of 10 field goal attempts for the Bulls.

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    Gerald Green plays 27 minutes, making 6 of 13 field goal attempts for Boston. AP
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