April 16, 2017, 7:37 pm
Jae Crowder could only deliver nine points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes of Sunday’s loss to the visiting Bulls.
Crowder shot just 4-of-12 and 1-of-5 from three, though to be fair a few of those shots came in quick succession in the final minute with Boston needing points in a hurry. He also picked up five fouls in this one, which probably robbed him of a handful of extra minutes. Crowder is going to be one of the main guys on Jimmy Butler duty in this series, so how he handles that matchup will have a ton of sway on how he’s utilized, especially if Boston resorts to different personnel with their struggles on the glass. He should have a more well-rounded effort in Game 2.