History being made before our eyes? Tonight, the number one seeded Celtics were blown out against the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls to fall behind 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Round 1 Playoffs. Before the series began, many experts predicted the Bulls would be lucky to win more than one game, much less be going into Game Three with a 2-game advantage.
Somehow, the Bulls have bested the Celtics in almost every way. Led by Jimmy Butler, the Bulls seem to be displaying the potential everyone saw when the team first came together in the offseason. Dwayne Wade seems to have the magic, Robin Lopez has found his touch, and Rajon Rondo has found that amazing playmaking spark.
For the Celtics, things are quickly spiraling our of control. While they still have a chance to redeem themselves in this series, things are looking grim. Al Horford and Avery Bradley were virtual no-shows, and Isaiah Thomas has to be distracted with the recent death of his sister.
Could we see the impossible happen? Could an 8 seed really defeat, or even sweep, a 1 seeded team in the NBA Playoffs? As time continues on, only the hearts and souls of these Celtics’ can bring them back from the brink of elimination.