It is about figuring out how to get all this talent to work together, to make things as hard as possible on the Bulls team.
The Celtics weren't limited to shopping at the top of the market. Jordan's tomahawk jam put an exclamation on the end of the period.
The Celtics were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in his first playoffs in 2015, followed by a 4-2 series defeat in 2016 by the Atlanta Hawks. Chicago held a 43-38 rebounding edge for the game.
The series now moves to Chicago for Game 3 Friday night.
There was more to come in the second.
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Michael Bongiovanni pulled over motorist Demetrius Hollins in a routine traffic stop, according to police Chief Butch Ayers . Hollins' lawyer, Justin Miller, said the incident would likely have been gone unreported if it had not been caught on video.
When his team huddled to watch film on Monday afternoon at the team's practice facility, Stevens implored his players to initiate contact when shots go up. "And you can't wait to make contact when [Robin] Lopez is running into the paint. That's the way things can get better". You've got to block out sooner than that. In the National Basketball Association, the league's best players seemingly always show up in the postseason.
Jazz: Gobert, who injured his knee just 17 seconds into the series opener, joined two assistant coaches for a pregame meal in the media dining room, an area rarely visited by players. "Some guys were just caught staring, looking at the ball, instead of just hitting the body and going and getting it". I thought a playoff appearance would be brief and tragic, and just enough to keep GarPax and their handpicked coach around. Game 3 will be their biggest game of the season and their biggest test yet.
Said Rondo: "For the play-offs, for me in particular, you get a couple extra days of rest for the body. We just gotta rebound". And, what would the relationship be like with Rondo and Wade after years of battling each other in the playoffs? It dipped to 72.8 percent in its 29 losses. This is a great defensive team. Now that the series shifts back to Chicago, losing homecourt advantage could prove costly for the Celtics. The Cleveland Cavaliers snagged Deron Williams.
For Boston, rebounding comes down to effort and commitment. Nothing is decided yet, but the Celtics, of course, had better win the next one. Barkley led the Suns to a 120-114 victory by pouring in 43 points, pulling 15 rebounds and handing out 10 assists.
If Boston gets some lottery luck, would Thomas be placed on the trading block with a year to go before free agency and the prospect of a contract of almost $200 million? Rondo was also suspended for a game by the team earlier in the year, and he was in and out of the rotation this season. "Same thing with the defensive part". At the time of Smart flipping a fan "the bird", the Celtics were once again trailing their opponents - this time by 14 points, 100-86 - despite playing each of the first two games of the series at home in Boston.
Phil Jackson says Carmelo Anthony is 'better off somewhere else'
The relationship between Anthony and Jackson has been strained and it's better for all parties involved to part ways and move on. Whatever Melo chooses to do, I'm sure he will be happier nearly anywhere else than under the reign of Phil Jackson at this point.
These are frustrating times for the Boston Celtics.
Simply being competitive on the glass is clearly important against the Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls finished the regular season strong, playing their way to the 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, after finishing the season 41-41.
Rebounding will be the area most eyes are watching, however. "We've got to make some shots", Rivers said.
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But the Spaniard is set to compete in the Indy 500 later this year and will miss the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix as a result of that. He retired from F1 in 2016, but won the 2009 World Championship, and has won 15 races overall.