Grieving Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to funeral

Posted April 20, 2017

Chicago Bulls swatted aside the top-seeded Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night at TD Garden for the second time off the back of a dogged team effort.

The Bulls scored 32 points off Rondo's assists, the most points off assists by any Bulls player in franchise postseason history.

The No. 8 Chicago Bulls have not only defeated the No. 1 Boston Celtics in the series' first two games, the Bulls dominated the first pair in MA.

Boston Celtics" NBA player Isaiah Thomas' shoes carry the message "I Love you Chyna' dedicated to his late sister, who was killed in a auto accident on Saturday.

Guard Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics will fly to Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to join his grieving family following the death of his younger sister.

Chyna Thomas died Saturday morning in a tragic vehicle accident, near Tacoma, Washington. "All we can do right now is try and put our best foot forward", Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who fell to 2-10 in his National Basketball Association playoff career, told CSNNE. The 22-year-old still finished with a team-high 24 points and 15 rebounds, but the shooting was too inconsistent. What could they do to keep that momentum going and win Game Two? And then there's playoff Rondo who morphs into one of the best players on the planet when it matters most - the playoffs.

James conveyed his sympathy after Monday morning's shootaround before Game 2 of the series against the Indiana Pacers.

In Washington, John Wall had 32 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards controlled the second half against the Atlanta Hawks for a 114-107 win on Sunday, to take the lead in the best-of-seven first- round Eastern Conference series. He is also expected to be back with the team for Game 3 on Friday. "I know what we're capable of". The Celtics are a deep team but Thomas' offense has been key for them and playing without him would certainly put Boston at a disadvantage.

TORONTO | Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

Chicago also is enjoying its strongest run at the sportsbooks since early in the campaign, going 12-5 ATS over its past 17 games, including a 6-2 ATS mark in eight games away from the United Center. He scored 20 points but made just six of 15 shots from the floor, missed six of his 13 free-throw attempts and had five turnovers.