Out of everything else that I do on the court, you wanna bring that up? The Celtics were dominated by Chicago in transition and on the boards during their two losses at the Garden in games, it should be noted, when the Bulls were able to take the crowd out of the equation by the end of the third quarter.
Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points as the Boston Celtics drew even in their Eastern Conference playoff series with a Chicago Bulls with a 104-95 victory on Sunday. But I don't think he's about that, and I'm the wrong guy to get in my face ... "He's not about that life".
Butler was asked about the incident after the game, and he absolutely unloaded on Smart.
He added, "You're not going to slow down Isaiah Thomas from getting the looks and getting opportunities. Like I said, he's not about that life".
The Bulls and Celtics come into Wednesday night's Game 5 tied at 2-2. "Not Marcus vs. Jimmy". He was also suspended a game by the Bulls and found himself at the center of their biggest controversy this season. He fractured the thumb during Game 2, in which he almost posted a triple-double with 11 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and also had five steals. The victor will go up 3-2 in the best of 7 series. Now the series shifts back to Washington, where the Wizards flexed their way through the first two games.
KEEP AN EYE ON: The Hawks role players. Same went for Horford's 15 points and 12 rebounds.
PRESSURE IS ON: Markieff Morris.
Wait one second too long and you throw the shooting rhythm out of whack and the open shooter needs to calibrate his aim and form when the pass comes unexpected, like when Butler can't get a shot off.
NEED TO KNOW: After being thoroughly outplayed in Games 1 and 2, the Celtics have started to resemble the team that outfought Cleveland down the stretch for the East's No. 1 seed. Seldomly used, Canaan was only activated out of necessity, as he didn't dress for any of the first three games of the Celtics series. One thing's for sure is Rondo will not play in Game 5 but the rest of the series is still up in the air.
"I really thought he did a good job picking up the ball and pressuring the pickup point a full 94 feet", coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday. "I mean, it is what it is".
"I know it helps us feel a lot more confident when he's on the floor", Bradley said of Thomas.