Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

Head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday the league hasn't contacted him about any discipline for Smart, but he's still not pleased with his 23-year-old guard.

The Bulls used several quick spurts to control the game, the last one the 10-0 burst that built a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter. The All-Star guard says the pain he is feeling "is impossible to put into words", though he expressed gratitude to his fans, the city of Boston, the Celtics organization and the National Basketball Association community. According to ESPN, Thomas flew from Boston to Washington Wednesday morning.

"I'm not surprised because everybody's so locked in right now", said Butler, who added eight rebounds and eight assists.

Rondo, a former Celtic who won a title in Boston, narrowly missed the 11th playoff triple-double of his career with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds.

Stevens said he would consider lineup and rotation changes because of the way Chicago has dominated much of the first two games. As such, Chicago will go up 3-0 on Friday night at the United Center. He attacked the basket all night looking for calls, but instead of getting the whistles he clearly was hoping for, Thomas just ran into a bunch of tall players that either contested or flat-out blocked his shot outright. The series, now tied 1-1, shifts to Milwaukee for Game 4 on Thursday. Boston will take whatever they can get at the moment, but nothing in the game plan for Game 3 is different. "Even when we made a good play, got a steal, got an offensive rebound, we were just thinking quick 3s". As brother Brook continued to inch towards a personal legacy just across town, it appeared as though the other Lopez would never escape the shadow his twin brother cast on him once the two of them finished their playing days at Stanford University. But against Chicago, Boston just needs to be better.