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.