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Bulls halfway to history; Raptors, Clippers rebound

He at a serious personnel matchup disadvantage in this series because Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler are getting support from Robin Lopez and Nikola Mirotic. "And that's where your confidence always comes from". Khris Middleton added 20 points for Milwaukee, who will seek to regain the series edge when they host game three on Thursday.

Chicago got 19 points and nine rebounds from Portis in the opener.

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.

In Toronto, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a lackluster game one as the Raptors beat the Bucks 106-100 to level their series at one game each.

The Celtics are at their best this season and they go on their biggest runs when they are generating steals and scoring quickly in transition.

The other key for the Bulls is to win the rebounding battle. Here's the kicker, Rondo played more games than the three of them - combined (92 to 82).

Chicago again used its big men to push the Celtics out of the paint and was quicker to the ball in a lot of 50-50 situations.

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And more than anything, the Bulls are beating them in the effort areas - rebounds, contesting shots, deflections, etc. - with no end in sight. Tonight I wasn't able to get into a rhythm offensively. Will the Celtics re-sign Kelly Olynyk or extend Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley?

Seeing the Bulls reduce the Celtics to a bunch of guys Rondo claimed had quit made it easier to believe - barely - but not even those paid to see red could have envisioned a surge like this coming from a.500 team. "As a polished team we have to know when to take those shots and when not to". The Bulls, post-All-Star break (and post-Taj Gibson trade), ranked in the back half of the league in offensive rebound percentage. Chicago held a 14-9 edge in fast-break points and 14-12 advantage on second-chance points. They could have gotten Ibaka or Taj Gibson, two forwards that would have been massive upgrades on Amir Johnson and helped solve Boston's rebounding issues.

But Stevens, his career postseason record now a frustrating 2-10, admits that playoff intensity is a far different thing from what faces a good team over the course of the regular season. Skeptics no longer roll their eyes when Rondo discusses his desire to return to the Bulls, a veteran team built more ideally for a seven-game playoff series than a six-month regular season.

"You play the 82 games to learn a little bit about yourself", he said. "I'm sure Bobby told you the same thing".

No services have been planned for Chyna Thomas, who was killed in a vehicle accident on Saturday.

In case you missed it on Tuesday, the Bulls lost a tiebreaker with Portland, so they'll pick 16th in round one of the NBA Draft on June 22nd.

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