Home » Sport

Bulls stun No.1 Celtics, steal Game 1

21 April, 2017, 18:18 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

Rajon Rondo helped the Chicago Bulls thrash the Boston Celtics 111-97 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night, and he also delivered a dose of reality to the home team in the midst of the blowout.

Butler, who scored 30 points in Game 1, had another strong showing in Game 2 with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, but the Celtics were undone by his helpers and the lack of assistance they provided Thomas, who scored 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Dazzling on the same parquet floor where he once roamed for nine seasons, Rondo finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and a franchise playoff-record-tying 14 assists as the Bulls shot 51.1 percent.

The Bulls try to take a stranglehold of this best-of-7 first-round series when Game 2 resumes Tuesday night (Wednesday AM in Manila) at the TD Garden.

Chyna Thomas died early Saturday in a one-car accident outside Tacoma, Washington. No funeral date is set, but Stevens said the Celtics plan to attend.

The teams will meet again for game three in Chicago on Friday, April 21. Thomas was in tears during the pre-game but seconds before the tip off, he came right back to the court. So Thomas played, scoring 13 points in the first quarter and finishing with a game-high 33. The Celtics' best rebounder is probably Al Horford, who definitely doesn't have the size or strength to battle with Lopez for the boards. "Obviously our world is kind of revolved around basketball, but like I said, who cares about basketball when something like that happens?"

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.

The Bulls used several quick spurts to control the game, the last one the 10-0 burst that built a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Given the tragedy Thomas suffered before Game 1 it's testament to the guard's fortitude that he is even playing this series.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Milwaukee.

But they did more than just win one game. "We'll start the same way and hope we get production from both those guys". "So there's some guys that can do that, and we're fortunate to have one of them". "Once you do your job defensively, you get in your defensive coverages, and then the shot finally goes out, sometimes you just get caught staring at the shot like, 'OK, I've done my job.' But the job isn't over until you actually get in front of your man and get the ball".

Recommended:

  • UCL draw: Real hosts Atletico, Juve travels to Monaco

    UCL draw: Real hosts Atletico, Juve travels to Monaco

    But I wouldn't leave Monaco and their sensational year to the side, with an inspired Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe. The post UCL draw: Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid, Monaco vs.

    NFL Mock Draft | What if a QB goes No 1?

    The smoke surrounding the Buffalo Bills and the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft continues to swirl. A team that craves Garrett may well be willing to make the move up.
    Netflix nears 100 million subscribers worldwide

    Netflix nears 100 million subscribers worldwide

    New domestic members came in at 1.42 million, versus Wall Street forecasts 1.59 million, and Netflix guidance of 1.5 million. The company now has over 98.75 million subscribers and it expects to pass the 100 million milestone by this weekend.
  • Kashmiris threatened in some states, ensure their safety: Rajnath to CMs

    Kashmiris threatened in some states, ensure their safety: Rajnath to CMs

    Sixteen Kashmiri students and a warden, also from Kashmir, were suspended by the university after the incident. I appeal to all the youth to consider them as their brother.

    Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump would campaign in Georgia for Handel "if needed" but dismissed the race as overhyped. The victor in Georgia will succeed Republican Tom Price, who resigned to join Trump's administration as health secretary.

    Bahrain GP: Hamilton, Bottas finish in podium but Vettel secures win

    Hamilton chased Vettel all the way to the end but was ultimately hampered by a mistake earlier in the race. Vettel came in for new tires on lap 11, prompting Red Bull's Max Verstappen to pit on the next lap.
  • Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

    Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

    Kessler started eight games for the Browns in his rookie season, and despite a disappointing 0-8 record, he did show some promise. There is no premier quarterback in this draft, so the Browns can get the next best thing - a premier pass rusher.

    Ronaldo 'never expected' to reach historic century of European goals

    It was a special day with a really important victory. " The results are going our way and I'm happy for that". Scoring 100 goals in Europe is a special feat that only a handful of players will ever likely accomplish.
    US Distillate Inventories Fell for the Tenth Straight Week

    US Distillate Inventories Fell for the Tenth Straight Week

    A surge in USA production is a major threat to OPEC's effort to reset the still-oversupplied global oil market. West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark for the price of up, was up 0.08 percent to $52.45 per barrel.
  • Trump's retreat on police reforms

    Trump's retreat on police reforms

    This post Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions' First Shot in Their War on Police Reform Was a Misfire first appeared on SPIN. Bredar against the consent decree , saying they have "grave concerns" about whether it will improve public safety.

    Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

    Verizon shares are down 6% over the last 12 months, a period in which rival AT&T has gained 3.4% and T-Mobile has soared 63%. Total wireline revenues declined 0.6 percent, to $7.9 billion, comparing first-quarter 2017 with first-quarter 2016.
    McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

    McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

    In the video, Stephens told Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you". His family says he was taking a walk, collecting aluminum cans, on E. 93rd Street prior to Easter dinner when he was killed.


Popular

7 people arrested in pro-pot demonstration near Capitol
They never did find it, but their private lexicon - "420 Louie" and later just "420" - would take on a life of its own. The event was hosted by DCMJ, a marijuana advocacy group, and anyone with a valid congressional ID could grab a joint.

Pearl Jam rock the Hall of Fame
You know you've got a true headliner when David Letterman is just the warm-up. It was one of the greatest prog-rock moments in Rock Hall history.

Trudeau defends supply management, wants 'fact' based trade talk with US
Last week, Trump received a letter from four U.S. dairy industry groups - the National Milk Producers Federation , the U.S. Andrew Cuomo of NY and Wisconsin Gov.

UN condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words
US Ambassador Nikki Haley separately stressed that the onus was on North Korea to prevent an escalation. South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted an unnamed South Korean government source as saying that the U.S.

SC Democrats see hope in close Kansas race
Thompson already is looking ahead to next year's election, when the 4th District seat will be up for grabs. He thinks Trump has been been doing fine so far. "People need to give him some time ".