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Celtics Host Bulls in Game 5 Tonight

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Paul Pierce (23.5 PPG this series) and his teammates are well aware of the importance of Game 5.
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C's Aim for Control of Series

Game 5's don't have the win-or-go-home luster of a Game 7, but make no mistake about it, they're nearly just as important.

Winning a Game 5 gives a team complete control as well as two opportunities to clinch the given series. The Celtics found that out more than anyone last season, having won three of their four Game 5's (all at home) during their championship run.

When the ball goes up at 7 p.m. tonight in the TD Banknorth Garden, Celtics fans will be hoping that trend carries over to this season's playoff run and helps Boston grab a 3-2 series lead.

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Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Chicago Bulls
Game # Date Time Location Game Details Series
Game 1April 1812:30 p.m. ESTBoston105-103 L | Recap | Photos1-0 CHI
Game 2April 207:00 p.m. ESTBoston115-118 W | Recap | PhotosTied 1-1
Game 3April 238:00 p.m. ESTChicago107-86 W | Recap | Photos2-1 BOS
Game 4April 261:00 p.m. ESTChicago118-121 L | Recap | PhotosTied 2-2
Game 5April 287:00 p.m. ESTBostonBuy Tickets | CSNHD/TNT-
Game 6April 30TBDChicagoTBD-
Game 7May 2TBDBostonTBD-

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Visit the Sports Museum for FREE this April

Bring your two non-winning Limited Edition 2008 Boston Celtics Instant Tickets to The Sports Museum at the TD Banknorth Garden and you will gain FREE entry into the museum!*

Visit sportsmuseum.org for more information and hours of operation. *Each pair of non-winning Instant Tickets may only be used once for one free admission. You will be able to keep your tickets but they will be marked.

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If you or your son or daughter want to improve your basketball skills and are between the ages of 8-17, sign up for Celtics Basketball Camp now! Two new weeks have been added for 2009 including a featured week at the Celtics 2008 Training Camp location -- Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and a third week at the Celtics' official practice facility.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of basketball from the best coaches around, and play in a fun and safe environment. Space is limited so register now!

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Celtics Dancers - 2009 Workshop

Are you planning to audition for the 2009-2010 Celtics Dancers? Here's your chance to prepare for the audition with a special audition workshop.

You will have the opportunity to learn material similar to what will be taught at the audition, preparing hopefuls for the audition process this summer! Dancers will be able to ask questions and receive feedback.

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You've dreamed of this day. Now it's here: Banner 17 went to the rafters on October 28, 2008.

Download your Banner wallpaper now. Plus, we've upgraded our wallpaper files to a 16x9 aspect ratio for widescreen monitors. Yeah, I've got one on my desktop!

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Paul Pierce 20.5 Kevin Garnett 8.5 Rajon Rondo 8.2
Ray Allen 18.2 Kendrick Perkins 8.1 Paul Pierce 3.6
Kevin Garnett 15.8 Paul Pierce 5.6 Stephon Marbury 3.3
Rajon Rondo 11.9 Rajon Rondo 5.2 Ray Allen 2.8
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