Game 2 recap: Celtics 118, Bulls 115


Apr 20

It took Boston’s Ray Allen awhile to get going, but once he did, he made the Bulls pay, hitting a clutch three-pointer with just two seconds remaining in the game to lift the Celtics to a 118-115 victory in Game 2 to even up the series. After missing his first 13 of 14 shots in the series, Allen bounced back with 30 points, including 6 of 10 from long range.

Chicago’s shooting guard, Ben Gordon, gave Allen all he could handle offensively, finishing with a game-high 42 points on 14 of 24 shooting from the field and 6 of 11 from behind the arc. After a dominant performance in Game 1, Derrick Rose was sidelined with foul trouble early in the game but managed to record 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Boston came out of the gates strong and jumped out to an 18-6 lead. The Bulls fought back to take a three point lead at the half, 61-58, and set the table for a thrilling second half that was back and forth down the stretch with 15 lead changes in the game. Rajon Rondo, slowed temporarily by right ankle sprain in the second quarter, finished with a triple-double, netting 19 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds.

The series moves to Chicago now, where the Bulls will host Games 3 and 4 on Thursday and Sunday.

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