Chicago Bulls take 2-0 lead, Toronto Raptors level series
Chicago Bulls take 2-0 lead, Toronto Raptors level series
21 Abril, 2017, 20:06
The Bulls knocked off the Celtics for the second time in three days as Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo led Chicago to a 111-97 win at Boston. On Tuesday, he had 11 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and five steals.
Boston made pushes to keep the score close until a combination of Butler, Rondo, Robin Lopez and a vintage flurry of unexpected 3s from Dwyane Wade were too much for Isaiah Thomas to keep up with.
The Boston Celtics are playing host to the Chicago Bulls tonight in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs.
The Bulls and Celtics don't square off again until Friday, but here's three takeaways from Game 2 to tide you over until then.
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Playing a day after 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas was killed in a auto accident in their home state of Washington, Thomas led the top-seeded Celtics with 33 points. Following an embarrassing Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Boston Celtics young head coach must find a way to rejuvenate his team. Scored 46 points in the first half of both Games 1 and 2. "It helps at the same time I knew the circumstances of what my team needed from me".
Boston were completely out-rebounded by Chicago on the offensive glass as the Bulls brutally exposed the home team's lack of height in the paint and made the most of second-chance points. When Thomas hit his first points of the game, a 3-pointer, the TD Garden crowd cheered loudly with an ovation. Thomas opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Celtics' club-record 1,000th of the season. Butler finished with 30 points.
His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family.
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Now, obviously, the Celtics aren't making any excuses, as Al Horford told reporters "We're never going to make excuses, but this is hard".
I'm sure I'm leaving someone out, " Wade said.
Griffin put up 24 points, Paul had a double-double consisting of 21 points and 10 assists, while Jordan scored 18 points and collected 15 rebounds. "The best teams overcome any type of adversity". "Definitely Game 3 is just one game, but it's going to be the biggest game of our season and we want to approach it with that mindset and try to go out there and get another 'W, '" Rondo said. He recently returned to the lineup after sitting out 19 games with knee and leg injuries.
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