Boston Celtics Vs. Chicago Bulls Game 2 Live Stream

Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2 then fly to sister's funeral

The Bulls are led by three players who are or have recently been starring in the National Basketball Association, each with more than a handful of playoff experience.

The Bulls used several quick spurts to control this game, the last one a 10-0 burst to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter. Butler and four other Bulls finished in double figures in the high-scoring game, both teams shot more than 85 times in the game.

For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas was the team's top scorer with 20 points, while Marcus Smart (13 points, 8 rebounds) kept the team in the game with some gritty offensive and defensive plays. They were outrebounded by 21, including eight more offensive rebounds.

Olynyk (41) during the third quarter in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Those to factors contributed greatly to the Game 2 loss. The Bulls outscored the Celtics in the paint 32-20 for the half. I have a tough task chasing (Isaiah Thomas) all over the court. I could even hear (Rajon) rondo like, 'Yeah, they gave up.

"I had the luxury of playing with a guy named LeBron [with the Heat], and we did the same thing when we played [the Bulls] and Derrick Rose [in the Eastern Conference finals in 2011]", Wade said.

The country didn't know who these guys were before this series began, but they sure do now.

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"Tonight was Bobby's night", Bulls guard Dwyane Wade said.

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

When Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg wants to slow down 5-9 guard Isaiah Thomas in a key moment against the Celtics, the 6-7 Butler will be on him.

Bradley Beal scored 22 points and Markieff Morris had 21 points for the Wizards, who finished the regular season 49-33 and entered the play-offs as the No. 4 seed after not qualifying a year ago. The NBA Playoff Odds for the game have the Celtics favored to pick up the win. "I don't have any siblings, but I have some very, very close people in my life and I can only imagine how that would take your heart away", James said.

Stevens said Thomas plans to play in Game 2 Tuesday night then head to Washington state to be with his family and help complete funeral arrangements.

"We're never going to make excuses, but this is hard", said the Celtics' Al Horford. You're going to face a lot of adversity. Boston is 53-30 overall, 30-12 at home and 40-41-2 against the spread.