Bulls Take on Celtics in Playoffs

TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and Toronto beat Milwaukee to even the first-round playoff series at 1-1.

On Tuesday, the Celtics got ran out of their own arena as the Chicago Bulls opened up a can of whoop ass and took a commanding 2-0 lead in the first round match-up as the series shifts to Chicago.

Marcus Smart and the Celtics had difficulty defending Rajon Rondo Tuesday.

Guard Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture toward a fan during the Game 2 loss to the Chicago 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. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade split 44 points on a combined 48.5 percent shooting.

Critics believe that despite the incredible performance of Jimmy Butler, the Chicago Bulls would need a better and stronger superstar to lead the team and become the center of their rebuilding efforts.

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Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures.

Hopefully, coach Brad Stevens can make the proper adjustments in Game 3 to get his team back on track. You have a point guard that guards them, but you [also] have a guy that's longer, just as fast, all those things. Thomas missed six of his 13 free throws, had two assists and committed five turnovers.

Thomas was again unavailable to the media after the game. We are here to support him in any which way we can. I'll bet this fan was highly obnoxious; Marcus Smart should've been given a bonus!

The Bulls, who clawed their way to the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, are trying to become the first eighth seed to topple the top-ranked team in the opening round since the Philadelphia 76ers upset Chicago in 2012.

"It's not ideal for us", Crowder said.

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