Marcus Smart flipped off a fan during Celtics Game 2 blowout loss

Apr 20, 2017, 08:49
Marcus Smart flipped off a fan during Celtics Game 2 blowout loss

Al Horford needs to look for his shot more; Bradley should be looking for more mid-range attempts.

It's amusing, isn't it?

These are frustrating times for the Boston Celtics. Their opponent, the Chicago Bulls have given them some trouble in the early stages of round one.

The Bulls registered an offensive rating of 114.3 in Game 1 and followed that up with a 120.8 rating in Game 2. Also, he was flawless from the line that night, going 11-of-11 and hitting 16 of his 22 shots from the field.

But I have a hard time getting worked up about National Basketball Association players shooting back. It's hard to argue with his success.

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has broken his silence regarding the tragic death of his younger sister Chyna who was killed in a one-car crash prior to the start of the NBA Playoffs. Chicago held a 43-38 rebounding edge for the game. 40 rebounds! Let that sink in for a moment. The Celtics were hoping for the same thing heading into Game 2.

Given Rondo's recent resurgence, it's safe to say that Wade is glad the two are now teammates. He's been here before plus two NBA Finals with a championship to boot. The game went to double-overtime with Cleveland prevailing 109-107. Butler also posted eight rebounds and eight assists. He also fittingly scored the game victor: a lay-up with:02 to go.

The trip to the playoffs comes on the heels of a turbulent regular season for a transitioning team.

The Boston Celtics lost to the Chicago Bulls, 111-97, on Tuesday to fall down 0-2 in a series against the East's eighth seed. Conversely, Boston needs others to take notes and step up.

The Celtics play Game3 tomorrow night at the United Center, and one bit of encouragement is their 23-18 regular season road record. The Celtics dabbled in talks with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George and, ironically, the Bulls for Jimmy Butler, but opted not to deal.

"I'm just trying to shoot it with confidence", said Lopez, who hit several midrange jumpers.

Clippers: J.J. Redick shot 2 for 6 for 4 points and had five fouls. Whether Bosh is healthy enough to play again is a total unknown, but the Bulls could be the team to give him a chance. He responded with the single greatest performance ever in the playoffs.

Bulls: Nikola Mirotic finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.