The eighth seed Bulls went into Boston Garden and took Game 1 from the Celtics Sunday.
There were a few reasons for this. Rebounding, for one — the Bulls grabbed the offensive board on 38.5 percent of their missed shots (scoring 23 second chance points). Second, during the regular season, the Celtics just outwork teams, but come the playoffs everyone is trying and that advantage is gone.
But the biggest reason — the Bulls had the best player on the court Sunday in the form of Jimmy Butler. He scored 30 points and added nine rebounds, plus a timely block on Isaiah Thomas. Check out Butler’s highlights above.