Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Isaiah Thomas back in Tacoma after death of sister

The bright side of this entire series is that the Celtics can only go up from where they are, and the Bulls can only come down. They've got to play bigger, rebound better and not allow the opposing team's fourth-best player to dictate the series just because he's seven feet tall.

Although the Celtics are a one seed, the Bulls matchup with them quite well.

Stevens said he would consider lineup and rotation changes because of the way Chicago has dominated much of the first two games. After that, the Celtics do not have a consistent scoring option who can create offense off the dribble.

- The Clippers evened their series with the Jazz after a Game 2 win in Los Angeles.

The former Miami Heat star further shared, "I had the luxury of playing with a guy named LeBron [with the Heat], and we did the same thing when we played [the Bulls] and Derrick Rose [in the Eastern Conference finals in 2011]".

That frustration from the Celtics was evident on Tuesday night, as they seemed to give up late in the game.

"It's key when you have a point guard like him that controls the whole game-you've just got to play", said Dwyane Wade.

"I'm not surprised because everybody's so locked in right now", Jimmy Butler said after his 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals helped the Bulls earn a 111-97 victory over Boston in Game 2 on Tuesday night. Performances like this are what the Bulls will need to knock off the Celtics. In game one, they out rebounded the Celtics 65-44. Keeping a wide rebounding margin would bode well for the Bulls. Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirmed Isaiah Thomas flew home to be with his family but is expected to also play in Game 3 scheduled for Saturday in Chicago. Scored 46 points in the first half of both Games 1 and 2.

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