'Playoff Rondo' delivers for Bulls with near triple-double in Game 2

"We just need him to be the best version of himself", said Stevens about Horford in the postgame press conference. And I think he knows that and I know the same about him.

The much-maligned three alpha formation worked out great in this one, with all three of Butler, Rondo, and Wade putting up big games.

"I don't know what it is".

Before Sunday's game (April 16) against the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas was seen on the sidelines crying. "One thing I learned about this team is through adverse situations, this team sticks together".

LeBron James offered his condolences on Monday to grieving Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. Thomas opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Celtics' club-record 1,000th of the season.

Boston got within 91-82 early in the fourth before Chicago went on a 14-4 run to push its lead up to 19.

Jerian Grant was also a big contributor to the Game 1 victory, with six points and four assists as he helped lead the reserves to a dominant effort against the Celtics' second unit. Lopez was 8 of 11 from the floor, most of it from outside, and he also grabbed eight boards. As he tragically lost his sister, Chyna Thomas, in a vehicle accident Saturday morning and then somehow played the very next day in Game 1, which shows how strong he really is. Last year, he was allowed to miss a game to be at the bedside of Andrew Smith, who played for Stevens at Butler.

Thomas was again unavailable to the media after the game. In the Game 1, Bulls Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and nine rebounds, he started his game slowly and ends with the game's highest. "We just made some mistakes that are fixable and we'll have a chance to do it [in Game 2]".

Jordan finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 21 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who crushed the Jazz in the paint, 60-38. "We have three more to go and it's going to be even tougher". Celtics G Avery Bradley was reportedly deciding whether he will accompany G Isaiah Thomas to Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday for the funeral of Thomas' younger sister, Chyna.

Stevens tried adjustments. He used Terry Rozier off the bench after not playing the guard in Game 1. "So there's some guys that can do that, and we're fortunate to have one of them".

Boston - The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team.