The top-seeded Celtics will have a couple days before Game 3 to regroup as they plan how to dig out of a 2-0 series hole. The Celtics fell at Atlanta in Game 2 after losing Game 1 previous year, scoring just seven points in an 89-72 loss.
Horford's production dropped off from the Bulls' 106-102 victory in the series opener on Sunday, when he netted 19 points with eight field goals, seven rebounds and a team-high eight assists. The Celtics are now an alarming 2-10 in a dozen playoff games of the Thomas and Brad Stevens era.
Robin Lopez was spectacular again on the offensive glass and raining in jumpers, as he finished with 18 points.
Former Celtic Rajon Rondo was the star for the Bulls, finishing just one rebound shy of a triple-double. 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.
The teams will meet again for game three in Chicago on Friday, April 21.
LeBron James paid tribute to Isaiah Thomas on Monday, offering his condolences to the grieving Boston Celtics star following the death of his sister in a auto crash at the weekend.
Wade named the handful of players in the league who can fill up the scorebook and guard the opposing team's best scorer.
Imagine having to go to work in a high profile job, with millions of people watching you, after enduring the tragedy and personal pain of, say, Isaiah Thomas in the opening game of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
TORONTO - Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, as Toronto beat Milwaukee, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.
Patrick Patterson added two free throws for Toronto, while the Bucks were left to regret five missed shots to end the game.
With the win, Chicago now has two games at home to further its upset bid. That series is now knotted up at 1-1.
DeAndre Jordan's 18 points included an array of crowd-pleasing dunks.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 20, but while Utah repeatedly fought back from double-digit deficits they couldn't get the gap under six points in the fourth quarter.
There was nothing that prompted Hoiberg to bench Rondo in Game 2, as he sat for a grand total of just eight minutes on the night.