After Wednesday night's NBA Playoffs results, the Boston Celtics now hold a 3-2 series lead over the Chicago Bulls. Boston picked up a 108-97 win in their Game 5, putting them just one victory away from the next round of the playoffs. Isaiah Thomas once again helped lead his team to the latest win as they'll head to Chicago to try to close things out. Here's a look at how the Boston Celtics got tonight's victory over the Bulls who were once again without Rajon Rondo.

Boston's Game 5 victory

There was a balanced scoring effort from the Celtics with Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley both finishing with 24 points apiece.

Bradley shot 11-for-19 from the floor including his two-for-five rate at the three-point line. Thomas shot just 6-for-17 and missed nine of his ten attempted threes. Al Horford also stepped up to add 21 points tonight, dished out nine assists and snatched seven rebounds. The only other Celtics player in double-digits was Kelly Olynyk who came off the bench and finished with 14.

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler was held to just 14 points on 6-for-15 shooting. He also grabbed eight boards and had six assists. Dwayne Wade led all Bulls' players with 26 points, while also getting 11 rebounds and eight assists for a near triple-double performance. Robin Lopez and Isaiah Canaan finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

As mentioned, point guard Rajon Rondo was still sidelined. He suffered a broken thumb in the Bulls' Game 2 win, and since then the Celtics have reeled off three-straight victories. There had been reports circulating that Rondo might be good to go for this latest meeting but he told reporters during the shootaround earlier that his thumb hasn't healed quick enough for a return to the court.

For the game, the Bulls shot a blazing hot 50 percent and outrebounded the home team 42-38. However, Chicago was outscored 29-16 in the fourth quarter, with the flat final effort hurting their chances for a series lead. Boston shot only 43.2 percent but had the home crowd on their side. Also, the Celtics turned the ball over just six times compared to 16 for the visitors.

When will they play again?

The Boston Celtics will visit the Chicago Bulls for Game 6 of their series at the United Center. The next installment is scheduled for Friday, April 28th. Game time is set for 8 p.m. Eastern Time with ESPN handling the live telecast. Current odds for the match were not available at the time of this report.

If necessary, a deciding Game 7 for this NBA playoffs series would take place on Sunday. As of right now, there is no time or channel announced for this matchup in the best-of-seven series.

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