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Celtics embarrassed by 8-seed Bulls, down 0-2 heading to Chicago

21 April, 2017, 19:43 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2 then fly to sister's funeral

The Chicago Bulls powered past the Boston Celtics 111-97 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead over the Eastern Conference top seeds in their National Basketball Association playoff first-round series.

Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures.

Given the Bulls' inconsistency this season, there is still some hope for the Celtics, but the first step toward getting back into the series is entering Game 3 with a better mindset than they left Game 2 with.

Thomas nearly lifted the Eastern Conference top seeds to victory with two late baskets in their best-of-seven first-round series opener against the Bulls, but the visitors survived to draw first blood, 106-102.

Boston Celtics' star player, Isaiah Thomas, had an emotional first round matchup against the Chicago Bulls after finding out his sister's death just hours before the game.

Chyna Thomas died early Saturday in a one-car accident outside Tacoma.

"He was incredible. He's an unbelievable player and an awesome person", Boston coach Brad Stevens said.

It also helps that Rajon Rondo is playing like vintage Rondo, the point guard who quarterbacked the Celtics' title run in 2008.

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".

The Bulls were plus-17 in total rebounds, including a 20-12 edge in offensive boards that lead to 23 second-chance points.

Coach Stevens said on the post-game interview that it doesn't surprise him how Thomas was still locked in on the game despite his loss. "It's one game at a time, one possession at a time".

But first, Thomas and his teammates have to see if they can even their playoff series with the Chicago Bulls. We have to do a better job as a team being able to contain him. Playing with a heavy heart, Isaiah Thomas then had to suit up for his team's playoff game against Chicago. Gordon Hayward had a team-high 20 points for the Jazz, who head home for Game 3 on Friday.

Second-year forward Bobby Portis played a huge role in the Bulls' win by notching 19 points and nine rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting from the field.

The Celtics finished Game 1 with an offensive rating of 110.0, which is close to what their rating was during the regular season (111.1). While his 33 points might not have been enough to carry the Boston Celtics to a win, there is no need to panic, it's only Game 1.

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