Raptors rebound in Game 2

Jessica Allison
April 20, 2017

However, his greatest playoff moment came in Game 7 of the NBA Finals when he scored 30 points and added 40 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had issues guarding him.

Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics' playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed in a vehicle accident.

Westbrook ended a scoring drought of nearly 3 1/2 minutes for the Thunder with a layup, but Houston used an 8-2 spurt - highlighted by a 3 from Eric Gordon - to push the lead to 81-68 with just more than three minutes remaining in the third.

"Game 3 is just one game, but it's going to be our biggest game of the season", Rondo said. The Celtics trailed the Chicago Bulls 100-86 in the fourth quarter when Smart's emotions boiled over. During the regular season, Boston owned a defensive rebound rate of 76.6 percent in its 53 wins. Chasing Rondo, one of the worst three point shooters in the league, off the three point line is a problem. Performances like this are what the Bulls will need to knock off the Celtics.

"I feel like in the second half, the ball stopped moving".

Celtics guard Avery Bradley heard Rondo yelling and conceded the ex-Boston floor general was right. Portis finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Chicago held a 14-9 edge in fast-break points and 14-12 advantage on second-chance points. Heading into the game the Bulls have of had the goal of expanding their lead in the series.

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He missed six of his 13 free throws, had two assists and committed five turnovers. But by scoring 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2, he reminded all why, even at 35, he has such a powerful playoff pedigree.

For Houston coach Mike D'Antoni, it's the first postseason win since April 27, 2008, with Phoenix.

Although they're up 2-0 in this series, the Bulls know there is still a lot of work left to be done. We just had to play.

Butler, Wade and Rondo met together for an hour after the team's morning shootaround, they revealed to CSNChicago.com.

Thomas has not spoken publicly about the devastating news, but the Celtics put forward his first statement on the tragic passing of his sister on social media. "You get three or four days of prep on a team, lock into their game plan". It's just all-out effort and you just gotta continue doing your job; the play never stops until a person gets the rebound. "There's a taste in your mouth when you go on one of those spurts, something you try to get back". And Brad Stevens, faced with his third straight first-round exit - this time with a team considered better than the last two - has once again discovered that playoff pressure increases on everyone, including coaches.

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