Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Rondo: Celtics fans' boos stem from respect

Rondo: Celtics fans' boos stem from respect

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The Chicago Bulls stunned the basketball world with their 106-102 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, and they'll try to do that again on Tuesday night as they play in Game 2 in Beantown. Stevens said that after services for Thomas' sister, the star guard intends to rejoin the team Friday for Game 3 in Chicago.

Boston guard Isaiah Thomas, who will fly to Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to attend the funeral for his younger sister, Chyna, who was killed in an automobile crash, had an off night. "We're the No. 1 seed, and then they say we're one of the worst No. 1 seeds".

Boston are the first number one seed to lose the first two games of an opening-round playoff series since the Phoenix Suns in 1993. But he got little help as only Al Horforf (19) and Avery Bradley (14) scored in double-figures for the Celtics.

At the time of Rondo's benching, Hoiberg said he was looking for more speed in the Bulls' game. "But they had great chemistry early on in the season, so it was really good in Game 1 and hopefully it can continue on the rest of the series".

"The series isn't over, it's just beginning", said former Celtic Rajon Rondo, who had the task of trying to stay with Thomas much of the night, with Jimmy Butler also helping out.

That's right. Rondo and MJ are the only two Chicago players to have such a game over the last 30 years. Chicago was also a beast off the boards, out-rebounding the Celtics, 53-36. The credit for this team sticking together through injuries, through everything to put us in the position to make the playoffs, it goes to everyone. "But obviously everybody around here, everybody that's been around him, knows what he's capable of, especially in these big moments". Have failed to score 100 points in three of their last four postseason games dating back to past year.

Boston's second unit started the second quarter 1 for 7 from the field and was outscored 10-0 to surrender the Celtics' first-quarter lead. The Bulls extended that out to 27-15 after a Lopez jumper on Rondo's penetration and passing as Rondo had six first quarter assists.

"My deepest sympathy and prayers goes up to him and his mother, his father, whoever is in his life". The emotions are real in sports, and we can never forget that these players are people first.

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