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Posted by Bob Ryan, Globe Staff  April 27, 2009 04:47 PM

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It's Game 5, and I say the Celtics are about 80-20 to win it.

Traditionally, when the Celtics are 2-2 coming back home you can book it. I still think they're going to win this series. But I'm not betting the kids' inheritance on it; you know what I'm sayin'?

C'mon. Admit it. The Bulls are better than you thought. And admit something else: they're fun. Some of the shots Derrick Rose and Ben Gordon make are just plain sick. And, personally I love Joakim Noah, and I'd say that even if he didn't graduate from The Lawrenceville School, my alma mater, and Armond Hill's, too (honest).

This is not much of a turnaround for a Celtics team that logged heavy minutes in that double OT thing on Sunday. The starters played 241 of the available 290 minutes. Rondo went 55. Pierce went 52, and did not have enough legs left to even get off that final shot without having it cleanly blocked by Chicago's John Salmons. The Bulls are really making them work for this.

About Rondo. Geez, I don't know, really. What is left to say, other than you just can't take your eyes off him when he's on the floor? He may be the most dangerous two-way player the Celtics have ever had. I mean, John Havlicek was a great defensive player, but he wasn't a threat to steal the ball every time the other team has it.

Rondo is.


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