For the first two games of this series, the Chicago Bulls owned the Boston Celtics. They have been more physical, much better in the paint and on the glass, more aggressive defensively, and Jimmy Butler has been the single best player on the court through two games.
But Rajon Rondo was a part of the reason for the Bulls’ success, particularly on defense where his length and veteran anticipation had him disrupting Boston’s sets. Now Rondo is out, maybe for the entire series, due to a fractured thumb.
Does that open the door for Boston? Maybe a crack, but not much heading into Game 3, something I discuss in this latest PBT Extra.