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What Had Happened Was: 4/17/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, including 23 in the second half, and Bobby Portis poured in 19 to help lead the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls over the top-seeded Boston Celtics, 106-102, on Sunday night. The Bulls survived a late rally by an emotional Isaiah Thomas, who was playing the day after his 22-year-old sister, Chyna Thomas, was killed in a single-car accident.

Thomas was in tears before the game but continued to play through his grief. Every time he made a play, the fans gave him a deafening round of applause and chanted, “M-V-P!”

Thomas led the Celtics with 33 points, while Al Horford chipped in 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Boston.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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On April 14, HBO presented 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film by rapper J. Cole.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. Y’ALL FOUL

2. FLICK OF THE WRIST

3. NAILED IT

ICYMI

PICTURE PERFECT

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.