Chicago Bulls: Takeaways From Game 1 Win Over Boston Celtics

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

April 16, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) stands alone during the fourth quarter of the Chicago Bulls 106-102 win over the Boston Celtics in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.

This was the third time in Rondo's postseason career he has had at least 10 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, including 16 in the second half, and Robin Lopez added 18 points and eight points.

"(The Bulls) came in and took (it), and we have to do the same thing", said Boston's Jae Crowder. "That's where your confidence always comes from". Chicago held a 43-38 rebounding edge for the game. He guarded Isaiah (Thomas) for most of the game tonight; had his hands full with that.

Toronto led by one going into the fourth quarter, when the scored 11 straight points to stretch the lead to 12. The Celtics, to their credit, have made clear that they support Thomas and he should take the time he needs, even if it means missing games.

Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? The former UW Husky scored 33 points in Game 1 on Sunday.

That changed quickly, though, as the Bulls responded with a 20-4 run.

In general, the Boston Celtics have had time to assess and adjust what all went wrong in Game 1.

Olynyk (41) during the third quarter in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.

The Warriors also list Shaun Livingston as questionable for Game 2 with a sprained right index finger and bruised hand, while forward Matt Barnes is questionable with a sprained right ankle and foot.

It's going to be hard for the Celtics to get outrebounded as bad as they did on Sunday. I have a tough task chasing (Isaiah Thomas) all over the court.

"We just need to continue to fight for him".

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Derrick Favors and Joe Johnson added 13 apiece for the Jazz.

Thomas played through tears Sunday night in the Celtics' 106-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls in the opener of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series - just a day after his 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas was killed in a auto crash.

Game 3 is on Friday night at 7. "So either after the game (Tuesday) night or Wednesday morning". This is the best team they have had in a while with Isaiah Thomas, an MVP candidate, and Al Horford, the big money free agent signing in the last offseason.

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