Having the image of Game 2 still in my mind, I would say Bulls should win easily.
But I think this is all really weird. I mean, it doesn't make sense that all of us, all the analysts, and even the Bulls fans picked the Celtics to win this series, and suddenly eveyone is saying this is over. For example, Zach Lowe said yesterday in his podcast that he couldn't think on anything the Celtics could do to change the outcome of the series (later, he did mention some small tweaks but didn't sound very confident), but when he did the playoff preview he picked the Celtics and thought the series wouldn't be that close.
So, either everybody is reeeeeaaaaally bad at making predictions, or something truly exceptional is happeing here. Since I also picked the Celtics, I'll go with option B.
It seems to me that Isaiah's family tragedy is one part of the equation, but the other is that the Bulls are just simply playing out of their minds. I know we're helping a little with our rebounding issues and the turnovers allowing them to go in transition, but they're also hitting a lot of shots they didn't hit during the regular season. I think Robin Lopez shooting wide open jumpers was part of the gameplan, but if he's going to make ninety percent of them, then we're screwed. Same with Portis, or Zipser, or Michael Carter-Williams, or any other not named Butler (and maybe Mirotic?)
Now, if they Bulls were just coasting during the regular season and they were waiting for the playoff to flip the switch and this who they really are, then good for them (although that strategy has some risks since they made the playoff by one game).
But maybe this is a fluke, and they'll start missing some shots (and we make a couple, for a change), and things go back to "normal", I don't know. That's what I'm trying to believe, anyway.
But at the end of the day, we have a good team plus one very good pick this year (and another one in 2018), Zizic, Yabu, and lot of cap space that we might use. We'll be fine.