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20 April 2017, 09:17 | Simon Arnold
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. Celtics legend Kevin McHale, analyzing the game for TNT, called Rondo's Game 2 performance of 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds "vintage".
Al Horford has underachieved in the first two games and doesn't play like a pure post player even though Stevens admitted that, due to matchups, the Celtics have no choice but to put Horford at the "4" and hope he can defend the low post. "Tonight, our job was easy". We haven't seen him play like that in a long, long time. "As I told him, 'Way to run your team.' He did an awesome job with that". The Bulls won, 111-97, for a 2-0 lead.
The Celtics point guard released a heartfelt statement Wednesday summarizing his emotional turmoil following the death of his younger sister and thanking those who have expressed their support since the tragic single-car accident Saturday morning.
BOSTON (AP) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the days since his younger sister was killed in a vehicle crash have been the hardest of his life. Will the Celtics re-sign Kelly Olynyk or extend Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley?
"The Boston Celtics brass have come up with the Twitter hashtag of "#ItsNotLuck" as something for the fans to get behind that says Boston worked hard and is deserving of being the number 1 seed in the East. "That's the game. That's the series", Crowder said.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and produced the go-ahead jump shot late in the fourth quarter. "He's trying to get back as quick as he can", coach Quin Snyder said. I knew there were five seconds on the shot clock and I wanted to get to my spot.
That included a three-pointer by Brogdon that rattled in and out of the hoop.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks. Khris Middleton scored 20 points and Greg Monroe had 18.
The series now moves to Chicago for Game 3 Friday night.
Check out this bit: 6-foot-10 power forward Niklola Mirotic, an above average 3-point shooter, pulls Kelly Olynyk away from the basket - he hit 3-of-9 3-pointers, but finished with 13 points - which leaves 6-foot-9 Amir Johnson to contend with 7-foot Robin Lopez on the glass.
No, the Celtics chose to be content with having two of Brooklyn's upcoming first-round picks - including a guaranteed top-four pick in this year's draft - as well as picks from the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers in 2019, a combined total of five first-rounders over the next three seasons along with plenty of cap space to chase more help this summer. In game one, they out rebounded the Celtics 65-44. Kawhi Leonard is showing the country why he's one of the top eight players in the National Basketball Association, but can San Antonio find a way to slow down James Harden and all of those Houston three-point shooters?
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