• Jae Crowder dropped 16 points in Tuesday’s loss to the Bulls, adding three rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    This would normally be a nice stat line for Crowder, but his popcorn number belie his defensive struggles in this one.  Despite being accurately billed as a stopper on the wing, Crowder could not stay in front of Jimmy Butler tonight.  Butler repeatedly blew by Crowder for kick out assists or easy looks at the cup.  He’s a solid player, but he can’t jump start the offense when Boston’s stars struggle and he’ll need to adjust defensively in Game 3 on Friday.

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