What Had Happened Was: 4/17/17
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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.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 15, 2017
— Play Ball (@PlayBall) April 15, 2017
Jackie Robinson changed our game forever. A true American hero https://t.co/uLmaaVGPZ5
— Baseball Lifestyle™ (@BsbLifestyle__) April 16, 2017
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 15, 2017
All MLB players will wear No. 42 today, but only 7% will be African-American — 70 yrs after Jackie Robinson's debut. https://t.co/TOdLGBec8n
— ESPN (@espn) April 15, 2017
i send the same passage every jackie robinson day. still relevant. sadly, it might always be. pic.twitter.com/Nn3F4MsBkF
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) April 15, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Fate of The Furious is the biggest opening for a black director ever.
New stunning video surfaces of a black man beaten by a Georgia officer.
Shaquille O’Neal to pay for funeral of boy who accidentally shot himself on Instagram.
Get ready for rapper Tyler The Creator’s fresh new take for Bill Nye Saves the World.
On April 14, HBO presented 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film by rapper J. Cole.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. Y’ALL FOUL
— Alicia is coming (@KeysusFacts) April 14, 2017
2. FLICK OF THE WRIST
Nusret Gokce, Turkish social media star, casts his vote in Turkey constitutional referendum with typical flair pic.twitter.com/P41kneJd4X
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) April 16, 2017
3. NAILED IT
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 15, 2017
NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in Federal Way I-5 accident https://t.co/wUVFRQhejy
— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) April 15, 2017
We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas. The thoughts & prayers of the entire organization are with Isaiah & his family.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2017
Isaiah Thomas sent the TD Garden into a frenzy pic.twitter.com/8Hsc9YbVyx
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 16, 2017
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 16, 2017
Isaiah Thomas fighting through emotions before Game 1 🙏 pic.twitter.com/NDXlCGNuqJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 16, 2017
— Thandiwe (@neithspeaks) April 13, 2017
Don't ever forget the greatest Presidential Easter fit of all time. pic.twitter.com/uteiWLi3HP
— BΔΚ National President (@shandy21) April 16, 2017
Easter Fresh pic.twitter.com/YC7jgnaDEy
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 16, 2017
One year ago tonight, Prince played his final concert in Atlanta. In four decades of concerts, his voice never, never faltered. pic.twitter.com/wQVCRB8aqh
— Anil Dash (@anildash) April 14, 2017