Boston Celtics Playoff Talk: Game 1 rundown of Celtics vs Bulls
Yesterday night in TD Garden, the Boston Celtics played the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Boston came up short, losing to Chicago 106-102, after a late 8-0 run by the Bulls.
Isaiah Thomas was questionable playing last night after his sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away the day before, due to a tragic car accident in their home state. However, Thomas did play last night ending the game with 33 points.
Boston held a pregame moment of silence for the all-star guard, as a sector of the all-star guard’s emotional pregame introduction.
Isaiah Thomas is expected to play tomorrow night in game 2, before heading off to be with his family and mourn the death of his sister.
Al Horford had 19 points, 8 assists, and 9 rebounds for the Celtics, which helped the Celtics stay present in the game.
Celtics fans rallied behind Thomas as well, flooding him with a huge applause when he was announced.
On the other hand, point guard of the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy butler had 30 points and 9 rebounds, which boosted the Bulls to secure the win over the top-seeded Boston Celtics.
Bobby Portis completed the night with a surprising 19 points for the Bulls.
Chicago’s bench outscored the Celtics 35-22 as well, and the Bulls outrebounded Boston 32-16 in the first half, including 16 offensive rebounds, which made a great boost in the Bulls win.
All things considered, Chicago did have errors, as Dwayne Wade stole a pass from Thomas, and immediately traveled downcourt for a fast break, but the ball hit the rim after trying to execute a one-handed dunk with Thomas in his way. The aging process looks to be in effect for the all-star point guard.
Neither the Celtics or Bulls had more than a two-possession lead though, until the ever-changing fourth quarter when Butler scored 10 points in a row to give Chicago the outright lead.
Game 2 is tomorrow night in Boston.