Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Chicago Bulls Beat Boston Celtics to Take 2-Game Lead

LeBron sends condolences to grieving Isaiah Thomas Jason Miller Getty Images Le Bron James and Isaiah Thomas during a December 2016 game
Kristopher Love | 21 April, 2017, 18:17

Now, the Bulls are in complete control of their first-round Eastern Conference series against the top-seeded Boston Celtics.

She was killed in a one-car crash around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, according to Washington State police. "They're still working on that as a family". We know we can go to him and ask him anything. Boston also continues to struggle at the sportsbooks, covering in just three of its past 10 outings and recording back-to-back wins against the spread just once in its past 14 games.

"We have the unit to go to Chicago and take care of business". Chicago held a 43-38 rebounding edge for the game.

"[Rondo] was the key early in the game", Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. His step back jumper with 8.9 seconds remaining gave Toronto a 104-100 lead. "Even when we made a good play, got a steal, got an offensive rebound, we were just thinking quick 3s". They came out and gave us a taste of what we were going to see tonight from a defensive pressure standpoint. "That's what you hope you have in a team, but it's probably not always the case".

No 6 seed Milwaukee were led once again by the athleticism of Giannis Antetokounmpo - who had 24 points and 15 rebounds - but were undone late on as Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova both missed open threes in the final two minutes. While Butler may be hard to shut down, Avery Bradley and the Celtics did a great job of limiting Chicago's star to just 7 first half points.

The big Game 2 effort followed a Game 1 in which Rondo contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. "I know what we're capable of". I went out there and played my basketball game. "We just made some mistakes that are fixable and we'll have a chance to do it [in Game 2]". Marcus Smart had 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

For instance, Boston has no one to guard Butler: Crowder is too big - Butler can beat him off the dribble - and Avery Bradley, as tenacious as he might be, is too small to stop James Buckets. We have to help each other out.

Thomas attended the Celtics' film session and short walkthrough Monday but didn't speak with the media. "He's putting guys in position, he's calling out sets, he's just been a very good leader out there for those guys and I think they feed off of that". I think he took a lot of pride in that role to be the leader of that young group.

Error! There was an error processing your request. His heart will be heavy but he will get lost in the games, and maybe the memory of Lil Sis written on his sneakers will again carry him through his grief.