Tuesday delivered another surprise finish in the East as the eighth seed Chicago Bulls beat the top seed Boston Celtics and now lead the series 2-0. In other games the Toronto Raptors and LA Clippers evened things up after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz respectively.
Bulls stun Celtics again
The Chicago Bulls are now 2-0 up after defeating the Boston Celtics 111-97. Jimmy Butler had 22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals, Dwyane Wade 22 points and four rebounds, Robin Lopez 18 points and eight rebounds and Rajon Rondo pulled out his vintage skills and ended the game with a 14-assist, 11-point double-double.
Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 20 points and four rebounds, Jae Crowder had 16 points and four assists, Marcus Smart 13 points and eight rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk finished with 11 points, four rebounds and seven assists.
Raptors beat Bucks to get even
The Toronto Raptors have evened their series after beating the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and seven rebounds, Kyle Lowry 22 points, four rebounds and five assists, Congolese forward Serge Ibaka 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Jonas Valanciunas a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double.
The Bucks were led by Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo with a 24-point, 15-rebound double-double, Khris Middleton had 20 points and five rebounds, and Greg Monroe 18 points and four rebounds.
Clippers level things up
The LA Clippers used their home court to even their series and beat the Utah Jazz 99-91. Blake Griffin had 24 points and five rebounds, Chris Paul a 21-point, 10-assist double-double, while DeAndre Jordan finished with an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 20 points and six rebounds, Derrick Favors had 13 points and seven rebounds, George Hill 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Joe Johnson 13 points.
By Kaunda Chama