Sister of Celtics's guard Thomas dies in car accident

Sister of Celtics's guard Thomas dies in car accident

Sister of Celtics's guard Thomas dies in car accident

Thomas is listed as questionable for Game 1. Brad Stevens does a great job coaching this squad. Would they live up to the moment or be overwhelmed by it?

Man, what a game by Bobby Portis.

Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the visiting Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday.

"He was one of our new, young guys that hasn't had any playoff experience that I wasn't anxious about", Hoiberg said.

"We knew he was still going to bring it", Rondo said.

When the fourth quarter opened, he hit another two - he was officially on fire. Thanks to the Bulls 16 offensive rebounds, they were able to score easily from the paint.

It was fitting that the game was decided in the closing moments considering after three quarters of play, it was tied at 74.

"That's part of what makes this place really special", Stevens said. That makes me uncomfortable because that tells me he's not in shape to play. He said, "I'm not sure what to say - I'm not feeling comfortable with him sitting on the sideline crying like that". What he's doing right now, he deserves it. "We watched all his games past year in the postseason and he was unbelievable as far as the versatility in his game and really extending his range".

Thomas had signed off social media on Thursday to be "locked in" for the playoffs and was talking to a reporter after practice when Avery Bradley, who is also from Tacoma, pulled him away to deliver the news, ESPN reported.

Reigning MVP Steph Curry had 29 points and Draymond Green added a double-double via 19 points and 12 rebounds. Will this be a turning point for the young forward or another flash of brilliance in a season of mediocrity? Instead, Jerian Grant played in the final minutes that mattered.

Lured to Bay Area to boost the Warriors in the postseason, Durant showed why he was so coveted by Golden State after leading the way for the Western Conference top seeds in Sunday's 121-109 game-one win against the Portland Trail Blazers.

"He's the reason we are where we are, " Zeller said. When Wade returned for the last three games in the effort to get his rhythm back, it's been a slow integration. One night it's going to have to be Niko.

There was even more heartfelt sentiment behind the scenes for one of the most well-liked players in the league. It was clear he wanted to win this one. Rajon Rondo's 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists weren't all just hollow stats-he actually helped impact the game, playing in the flow of the offense and even creating it at times. We're here for him if he needs us. The Bulls controlled inside throughout the game and forced the Celtics into shooting from the outside, where the shots stopped falling in the fourth quarter. I'm like, 'Whoa, ' because I was a little nervous at first.

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