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Records Tumble: Freakish Giannis; Playoff Rondo; Doc Rivers Rises In Standings

Records Tumble: Freakish Giannis; Playoff Rondo; Doc Rivers Rises In Standings NBA Playoffs

Another day of great playoffs action leads to another set of records being broken or tied. We start off with the earliest game in Toronto. The Bucks are turning out to be tough opponents for the Raptors and even though Toronto sneaked through in Game 2, Giannis was the star again for Milwaukee:

 


Swinging way out West to Los Angeles, where the Clippers forced the issue and ensured the series shifted to Utah all tied up. The Game 2 win helped Doc Rivers pick up his 80th Playoff victory as a Coach, which moved him to 8th (tied) on the all-time list:

 


Veteran point guard Chris Paul was a huge factor in the Clippers’ win at home. And his big game put him alongside four-time league MVP LeBron James:

 


But the highlight of the night was the East’s eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls. For the second time in a row, they upset the Celtics in Boston, creating some serious history:

 


The backbone and spearhead of the Bulls’ Game 2 win on the road was Rajon Rondo. Rondo had an incredible all-round stat line, the first by an NBA player since Rondo himself in 2009. His assists’ tally of 14 tied a franchise Playoff high and that’s why he holds the crown for the stat line of the day: