The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls will meet in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs. It’s a matchup of two historic franchises who’ve combined to win 23 NBA Finals.
These teams split their four-game regular-season series, as each club went 2-0 on its home floor.
The Celtics and Bulls haven’t met in the playoffs since 2009. That series featured four overtime games, including double-OT and triple-OT contests. The Celtics won in Game 7 at TD Garden.
It’s also the fourth time Boston and Chicago ever have met in the postseason (1981, 1986, 1987 and 2009), and the C’s are 4-0 in those series.
Here’s the complete schedule for the Celtics vs. Bulls first-round playoff matchup.
Game 1 in Boston: Sunday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 2 in Boston: Tuesday, April 18, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 at Chicago: Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4 at Chicago: Sunday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 in Boston: Wednesday, April 26, TBD
*Game 6 at Chicago: Friday, April 28, TBD
*Game 7 in Boston: Sunday, April 30, TBD
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