Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb injury

Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb injury

Up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round series with the top-seeded Boston Celtics, everything seemed to be going well for the No. 8 Chicago Bulls.

The message came across loud and clear. Beyond the 11.5 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds he averaged in the first two games, his ability to play with pace offensively, guard Isaiah Thomas defensively and communicate at both ends as the team's main floor general and film watcher are crucial to the Bulls' attack.

After the 111- 97 win Tuesday night, the Bulls lead the series 2-0. Dropping into a 3-1 hole is usually a death sentence (insert Warriors joke here), and if the Celtics do indeed win Game 4, then it would be hard to not see them advancing. Dwyane (Wade), when he went out a couple weeks ago, we had guys step in and fill in admirably.

The Celtics became the second team in National Basketball Association history to be the top seed in a conference and go down 0-2 to a No. 8 seed.

It showed in game one on Sunday.

But look back at when Rondo played with Boston.

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The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

Butler struggled from the field on 7-of-21 shooting, and after almost drawing even early in the third quarter, the Bulls never recovered when the Celtics took off. Surgery is not required for this injury, and he is out indefinitely. We [Miami] were just good enough to have a third option. In Game 2, Robin Lopez chipped in with 18 and eight, while Paul Zipser scored 16. He, like Rondo, can't shoot, but with his great size at the point guard position, could certainly bother the Celtics with his length. But the Celtics also kept the ball moving, which the Bulls struggled to stop defensively.

Boston led 44-41 at halftime. That means something, especially in a playoff game where they're favored over the top-seeded Celtics. Chicago was only 11-15 against the spread as a home favorite this year and I think Boston gets back into this series tonight. On the other hand, all of Johnson's starts in a Celtics uniform have come at power forward.

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the days since his younger sister was killed in a auto crash have been the hardest of his life.

"Shooting, length and athleticism, " Stevens said of the reason.

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