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Dallas, Sacramento, now Chicago, where he's started just 42 of the 69 games in which he's appeared.
"We do have a plan in place, but obviously you have to adjust if things are going in the wrong direction, but we do have a plan on how we are going to try to slow [Thomas] down a little bit, which is obviously hard to do with the number [three] scorer in the National Basketball Association this year, " Hoiberg said.
Also, this is the team that rumors incessantly persisted would trade for Jimmy Butler.
Green scored 10 of his 18 points during a 25-2 fourth quarter surge by the Celtics on Wednesday, as there was plenty to be decided on the last night of the regular season.
"He's a big part to what they do".
The team can not afford to lose Thomas, but these five players are also essential to the team's playoff hopes and must play big to go deep into the playoffs. "There's no doubt. He's always been good in the postseason". He led Boston back to the finals in 2010, when they lost to the Lakers in seven games. Toronto is easily the more complete and better team, but the Bucks are young and hungry. Just ask Thomas, who directly credits Horford for helping take his game to the next level.
Ainge said admitting that the Cavaliers remain the class of the Eastern Conference is not him conceding to the defending champs. He's a competitive guy. "We're going to have our hands full, but I guess it's the playoffs, that's what's supposed to be the case".
It remains to be seen how the Bulls will set their defensive scheme against the Celts, but it is with great anticipation that we await the sight of Rondo seeking to deal with Isaiah Thomas.
If both the Pacers and Bulls win, they will take the seventh and eighth seeds, respectively. However, the team won't look at it from such a macro-level. They trailed by as many as 29 in a 100-80 loss.
Thomas started slowly but sparked a late second-quarter rally that helped Boston take a one-point lead into halftime. "I mean, however tall he is. he's mastered it".
Speaking earlier of going against his former teammate, Bradley said, "It's going to be cool".
"I'm just knocking on wood and praying I'm healthy so I can have good playoff series", he said. Russell Westbrook barely played, but he was feted by none other than Oscar Robertson in recognition of him breaking The Big O's triple-double record. "It should be a fun series". "The Chicago Bulls are a terrific opponent, and they beat more good teams at one time in the season than we had. If they don't play with max effort for 48 minutes a night, Chicago will beat us". "If we're playing tic-tac-toe, he wants to win every single game".
As for matching up with Thomas, Rondo had high praise.
The Wiz will miss Mahinmi, but they have enough offense to make up for whatever rebounding edge Atlanta may have with Howard inside. (10) after Prince was introduced in the starting lineup before the Hawks game against the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena.
Bradley, for one, won't have to renew acquaintances.