Monday, April 20, 2009
After scoring only 4 points and missing the tying shot in Game 1, Ray Allen was the hero for Boston in Game 2. Allen hit the winning three pointer with 2 seconds left as the Celtics held off the surging Bulls 118-115, and evened the series.
Allen finished with 30 points, 28 coming in the second half. Rajon Rondo showed why he just might be Boston's MVP with Kevin Garnett on the bench. Rondo had a triple double with 19 points, 12 rebounds, 16 assists and 5 steals.
And what about Big Baby. Glen Davis put 26 points and 9 rebounds.
Ben Gordon nearly single handily put the Bulls up 2-0. Gordon scored a career playoff high with 42 points. After be down double figures in the first half, the young Chicago team battled back on the road and were up 109-104 with about 2 minutes left.
One thing's for certain, this Bulls team is not going away easy. Chicago's bench out scored Boston's 27-9, with Brad Miller scoring 16.
The difference of the game was Boston's offensive rebounding and second chance points. The Celtics had 21 offensive rebounds to the Bulls' 8.
Funny how a week ago, the Celtics were crying over the Cavaliers over celebrating. After Allen's winning 3, the entire Celtics bench erupted with KG in street clothes fist pumping his chest and Doc Rivers high fiving the crowd like they just won another championship. Only they are very fortunate to be going to Chicago, the number 7 seed overall, with the series tied.
The most annoying thing about Boston's celebration is Eddie House's little kid running on the floor and high fiving the team. That has got to stop!