Dwyane Wade surprised Bulls won both games in Boston

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas shoots during the fourth quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston.

The Chicago Bulls announced this morning that point guard Rajon Rondo fractured his thumb during a Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtics, and while the injury won't require surgery, he will be out indefinitely.

"I'm just out there playing", Oladipo said. Yes, the Bulls took care of business in Boston in ways they didn't even think possible, according to Dwyane Wade.

"Everybody's putting in extra work, watching that film, working on their game". "That's where your confidence always comes from".

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NEED TO KNOW: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had 51 points - on 43 shots - in Game 2 and the Thunder lost anyway. His defense has been excellent in containing Isaiah Thomas both on the help side and when he matches directly up with the undersized guard.

The Bulls have also gotten big contributions from their role players and have pounded the Celtics on the glass, outrebounding them by 22 through the first two games. Game 2 was the second time this season Westbrook topped 50 points in a loss.

But the matchup issues the Celtics face - rebounding disadvantage, less primary options - aren't going away. It's easier said than done, especially at a time when all of the player's focus isn't fully where it should be following the death of Isaiah Thomas' 22-year-old sister, Chyna J. Thomas, who died after a one-car crash which as one can imagine, has been hard for Thomas to move forward from.

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Simeone is set to be without injured duo Gabi and Kevin Gameiro, while Koke misses the match through suspension. It remains unclear if captain Wes Morgan will recover in time from a back injury. "It's a blow to lose Robert.

The Celtics will try to loosen up tonight against the Bulls.

Al Horford, Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley have all come up small in some capacity in this series. We just have to get together.

When pressed on possible changes to the starting lineup, Stevens said simply, "I don't know". It's going to be a thing to watch every game this series. Jordan scored 55+ points in a playoff game five times, including his 63-piece 31 years ago on Thursday. He missed nine games in December after spraining his right wrist, then missed six games in February with back spasms, slowing his momentum.

"I remember when Shaquille O'Neal came to Miami from the Lakers with three championships", Wade said that day, alluding to the 2004-05 season.

"You play the 82 games to learn a little bit about yourself", he said.

"One thing we know about our point guard is he likes everybody to go". Their star, Isaiah Thomas, lost his 22-year-old sister, Chyna, in a auto accident the day before the playoffs started.

That said, it is hard to ignore the emotional impact that Thomas' sister's death had on the team. "A lot of it is you're just playing tight".

The Celtics won 53 games during the regular season to claim the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but Gorman says reality has set in now that the postseason has arrived.


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