It’s good for the National Basketball Association. I’m not saying I’m gonna always come through, but I enjoy the moment when it’s time for me to make [plays]. It is fully documented that during the regular season, the Bulls were having numerous issues with their players.
Isaiah Thomas has played with a heavy heart after the death of his sister Chyna. Rondo has produced a staggering stat line through two games, averaging 11.5 points, 10.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals on 42.3 percent shooting from the field. According to NBA.com, no funeral date has been set. Expect him to break out a bit now that the series has shifted to Utah. I want to be aggressive. Of course, Boston’s success was in part due to the Bulls playing without former Celtics All-Star Rajon Rondo.
“Obviously he’s talented, really explosive (and) athletic”, Harden said. You don’t celebrate, you don’t get too happy, until you’ve won that fourth game and the clock hits all those zeros because it’s hard to win a series.
“It’s a great experience”, he said. “That’s what we talked about”.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was fined $15,000 by the National Basketball Association for using inappropriate language during a postgame media interview.
Until now there have been 18 other instances where teams have trailed 0-2 in a series and come back to win afterward.
“It’s going to be hard as hell”, he said. Chicago looks like a different team, as well, considering they needed a victory on the final day of the regular season just to sneak into the playoffs and finish with a.500 record. “I know our guys aren’t satisfied, and we have to continue to bring it, and I’m confident that our guys will”.
Roberson feels the same way about Harden.
The Bulls said Rondo underwent a subsequent exam, and X-rays confirmed the thumb fracture. Our guys were in a good frame of mind in the week leading up [to the playoffs] and we were healthy. The Thunder led the league with 46.6 rebounds a game and tied for first by averaging 12.2 offensive boards. Rondo is showing the same numbers that he has while he was still playing with the Celtics. As you walked past locker stall after locker stall, there was a different kind of focus among the players. He wasn’t alone. Avery Bradley had a strong game as well with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. It wasn’t immediately clear when the injury occurred, as Rondo played 40-plus minutes and finished the game. This will be Green’s first start of the season.
He takes pride in being a spark off the bench.
“You can’t exhale thinking ‘Oh, we’re going home, we’re going to be OK, ‘” Jazz forward Joe Johnson said.