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Rajon Rondo set the tone early, and the Bulls pulled away in the second half to grab control of the series

After losing Game 1 on an emotional night in Boston, I figured the Celtics would come out fast in Tuesday’s Game 2. That happened as Boston jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, but the Bulls quickly turned things around and then ran away from the Celtics in the second half to earn a 111-97 victory to take a stunning 2-0 series lead heading to Chicago.

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When is a blowout not a blowout? When, despite your superior efforts, your opponent kills you from the three-point arc and the free-throw line, but you get the win anyway.

In what felt like a 20-point rout that was never more than a few possessions from happening, the Clippers shrugged off the hot-shooting Utah Jazz for a crucial 99-91 win, evening the first round series at one victory apiece.

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Great effort is not rewarded as Memphis loses their legs and falls to 0-2 in the series.

The Memphis Grizzlies showed the grit that led their city to fall in love with them as they clawed their way back from a 26-point deficit in the second quarter. They got the Spurs advantage down to four points with 10 minutes left in the final frame, but San Antonio finished the game strong while the exhausted Grizzlies failed to complete the potentially miraculous comeback. Memphis lost 96-82 and they now trail the Spurs 0-2 in their best-of-seven game first round series in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

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