5-on-5: The 411 on Celtics, Bulls
Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live: CHI has the best Big 1 but BOS has the next-best 4 guys after him. Not that the Bulls' guys don't play their roles, but C's 4 play their roles better.
Matt Moore, Hardwood Paroxysm: Depends. Are we talking star power? BOS by a hair. CHI strong but not enough. Are we talking chem? Still BOS. Talented, effective, work together. Experienced.
Breene Murphy, ClipperBlog: Derrick Rose buoys the Bulls, but the Celts have the better Big 4. There's more consistency and versatility with Rondo, Garnett, Pierce and Allen.
Danny Savitzky, Nets Are Scorching: Boston, even with Rose's go-to offensive ability. Both foursomes thrive on sound team defense, but the Celtics' unit has Finals experience on its side.
Zarar Sidiqqi, Raptors Republic: BOS. In 2 years it'll be CHI. KG & Rondo's D has edge over Boozer & Rose's O. Pain of losing Finals fuels them more than CHI, who are happy to be good.
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