While some teams were resting their stars down the stretch (Cleveland), the Celtics fought hard to earn the top seed in the East. Led by All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, Boston boasts Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys one of the most versatile lineups in the NBA.
Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game this season while hitting 46 percent of his shots. Quick off the dribble and dangerous from beyond the arc, Thomas has the talent and passion to lead this Celtics team deep into the postseason.
But let’s not forget the Bulls. Winners of seven of their last nine games to squeak into the playoffs, they boast a dangerous squad playing its best basketball. The Bulls have looked like a new team since inserting Rajon Rondo into the starting lineup, and Jimmy Butler averaged 23.9 points per game.
At some point in the first quarter in the first game of the Celtics-Wizards Eastern Conference semifinals, Isaiah Thomas lost something.
It wasn’t his handle, nor his phone or car keys.
The Bulls are going to get offensive rebounds. Although they weren’t as Cheap Baseball Jerseys China dominant without Taj Gibson on the roster, they finished the season fourth in offensive rebounding rate, and Robin Lopez was one of the league leaders in putbacks. They made up for 18.9 percent of his offense in total. The Bulls also know it’s one of the Celtics’ biggest weaknesses, and they will continue to attack the offensive glass until it stops working. Even so, some of the Celtics’ issues come down to little things they can control like effort. After they allowed only one offensive rebound in the second half of Game 2, that should give them some confidence heading into Game 3.