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Celtics win final four games of series to eliminate Bulls

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The Boston Celtics wiped away a 2-0 first round series deficit against the Chicago Bulls, completing their four-game comeback in Game 6 with a 105-83 victory at United Center.

The Celtics shot better than 48% from the field, making 16 three-pointers to run away with the deciding elimination game in Chicago. All five Boston starters scored in double figures with Avery Bradley leading the way with 23 points.

Jimmy Butler paced the Bulls with 23 points, who were without point guard Rajon Rondo in the final game of their season. Rondo's broken thumb, suffered in Game 2, proved to be a deciding injury, as the Bulls' blew a 2-0 lead in his absence.

The Celtics' average margin of victory in their four straight wins was more than 14 points per game.

Boston advances to face Washington in the second round, joining Cleveland and Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bulls' season ends after making the playoffs on the final day of the regular season.

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