Chicago Bulls Just 2nd Team to Start Playoff Series 2-0 in Boston

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffApril 19, 2017

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls talks with Dwyane Wade #3 during the third quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bulls outscored the Boston Celtics in all four quarters of Game 2 in Boston on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 series lead.

Of the 60 opponents to face the Celtics as the lower seed in the postseason, the Bulls are just the second to take a 2-0 lead in the series, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com). The Milwaukee Bucks accomplished the same feat in 1983, going on to sweep Boston in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade led the way for the Bulls, each totaling 22 points in the 111-97 victory. All of the starting five for Chicago finished the night with double-digit points, with Paul Zipser also notching 16 off the bench.

Chicago needed all the help it could get to even make the postseason, earning a berth on a tiebreaker advantage over the Miami Heat. Including the first two wins of the club's postseason series, the Bulls have won four straight tilts and stand a more than legitimate shot at winning the series. In fact, 94 percent of teams that take a 2-0 lead in an NBA best-of-seven series have gone on to win it, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The series now shifts to Chicago, with the Bulls having a chance to close it out without returning to Beantown. Game 3 tips off 6 p.m. on Friday at the United Center.