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None of Boston's reserves scored more than 13 points in either of the first two contests of the series.

The tenacity with which the Bulls have come out is surprising, especially since the team barely squeaked into the playoffs with its.500 record. They've outrebounded the Celtics in both games, using their height and size to dominate the paint against the shorter and slighter Boston players. It's Dwyane Wade's team'. The Celtics might not win this battle, but they can do better.

Isaiah Thomas has played with a heavy heart after the death of his sister Chyna.

Stevens now sits at just 2-10 in postseason play, and his reputation would take a big hit should Boston get swept out of the first round as the 1-seed.

"If I've done it this season, I've got to be pretty comfortable with it, " Butler said of the point guard duties. The Celtics dabbled in talks with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George and, ironically, the Bulls for Jimmy Butler, but opted not to deal. Near the top of that list if not at the top, will be Boston trying to play with an edge that's closer to what we saw from them during the season.

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"I just try to stay ready", said Carter-Williams. Everybody who plays this game jams fingers and thumbs all the time.

The Chicago Bulls announced this morning that point guard Rajon Rondo fractured his thumb during a Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtics, and while the injury won't require surgery, he will be out indefinitely.

"I don't know what it is".

MARCUS SMART of the Celtics was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for making an obscene gesture in the Game 2 loss to Chicago. "You go through a lot throughout a season".

The Chicago Bulls needed a 7-3 regular-season finish and a tie-breaker just to get into the National Basketball Association play-offs as an eighth seed. We looked but couldn't find a series price for the 1994 Denver Nuggets, but they were underdogs of 12.5, 14, 5, 4.5, and 12 points in their infamous best-of-five stunner of the Seattle Supersonics.

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For his part, Hoiberg will continue to stress the little things that gave the Bulls the advantage as they head back to Chicago. When it's time in these playoffs for me to lead, I've done it my whole life. Cameron Payne is expected to now be active for tonight, just in case. None has swept a top seed.

Crowder said the first two games of this series hasn't been a reflection on how Boston can play.

When it comes to a playoff series, the team with the best player usually wins. The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Jazz's last 10 playoff games where they were an underdog at home.

The 31-year-old Rondo had seemingly been dipped in the fountain of youth through the first two games of the series, causing havoc for his old Boston franchise. But like we said when we came in, we didn't feel this was a typical 1 versus 8 series. "But it happens. You have to be good, but you have to be loose enough, too".

Yet, the Celtics have looked completely lost against the Bulls.

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