Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

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The Eastern Conference's top seed is struggling in its series with the Chicago Bulls.

Blake Griffin led a smash-mouth revival of Lob City with 24 points and DeAndre Jordan had a double-double in the Clippers' 99-91 victory on Tuesday night that evened their playoff series at 1-1. Game 3 is in Chicago on Friday. The Washington Wizards traded for Bojan Bogdanovic and signed Brandon Jennings for a bench that was lacking. Likewise, height isn't necessarily an excuse for rebounding woes, as the Cleveland Cavaliers were the second-shortest team to start the season and finished in the top 12 in defensive rebound percentage.

The Celtics don't have a deep roster of big men to rely on to keep the Bulls of the glass. Kevin Durant looks to be 100 percent recovered from that late season knee sprain and the Warriors' array of offensive weapons is unmatched around the league. Now that the series shifts back to Chicago, losing homecourt advantage could prove costly for the Celtics.

The same can not be said for Thomas. Miss or make shots, we have to be aggressive like that. But when we didn't I wasn't upset. I know what's at stake. "He got us good shots early to get us some confidence".

They brought in Rajon Rondo and then Wade in free agency, moves that seemed to go against the idea of getting younger. What a difference a month makes.

Game 2: Hawks at Wizards, 4 p.m.

They were prepared to take a 2-0 lead. Be it, Dwyane Wade's 22pts, Robin Lopez's 18 pts and 8 reb or Paul Zipser's 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting in 29 minutes, contributions were everywhere. I've been a little bit more aggressive offensively, but before the game, Jimmy and D-Wade kept telling me to shoot the ball and stay aggressive.

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"I can't wait for (tomorrow) night's game". Isaiah has been able to play in both games, and I think that's probably been a time when he can have his mind away from the hurt and away from the pain.

Following the death of his 22-year-old sister, Chyna, on Saturday, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas released a statement about how he's dealing with the tragedy.

Kelly Olynyk is a name that not many fans of the National Basketball Association may have heard recently unless they are Boston Celtics supporters.

Smart appeared to give a fan the middle finger after missing a 3-pointer with the Bulls up by 14 points.

Fizdale blasted the officiating in a almost two-minute tirade during his postgame interview Monday night, calling the work of veteran crew Danny Crawford, Rodney Mott and Bill Spooner "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" before slamming his fist on a table and storming off.

They made the playoffs on the last day of the season, and now they sit up 2-0 on the Celtics, heading home to try to win two more and become the first eight-seed to drop a one since the first round switched to a seven-game series back in 2003.