The Chicago Bulls heaped further misery on the Boston Celtics as they took a commanding lead in their first-round playoff series, while the Toronto Raptors drew level with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jimmy Butler led the way as the Bulls emerged 111-97 winners against the NBA's Eastern Conference top seeds in game two on Tuesday.
All-Star Butler recorded 22 points to help the eighth-seeded Bulls take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Also in the east, the Toronto Raptors bounced back to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100.
The Raptors went down in game one, but Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ensured Toronto levelled the series.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Utah Jazz 99-91.
CHICAGO VETERANS PROVING WORTH
There were doubts about Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade during the regular season and whether they could lead the Bulls.
But on Tuesday, Rondo and Wade showed just why they were recruited to Chicago.
Rondo had 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, while Wade posted 22 points - including 16 in the second half.
The underperforming Celtics, who were led by Isaiah Thomas' team-high 20 points, will travel to Chicago for game three on Friday.
Boston are the first number one seed to lose the first two games of an opening-round playoff series since the Phoenix Suns in 1993. The Suns actually won three straight to eliminate the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, so all hope is not yet lost for the Celtics.
RAPTORS BOUNCE BACK
Lowry was back to his best as the Raptors squared the series in Toronto.
He scored 22 points as well as the clinching basket with 10 seconds remaining at home to the Bucks, while DeRozan had 23 points of his own.
Milwaukee are one of the youngest teams in the NBA and their rising stars had an off night in Toronto. After scoring 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting in Saturday's 97-83 win over the Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo was just nine-of-24 from the floor in Tuesday's loss. The 22-year-old still finished with a team-high 24 points and 15 rebounds, but the shooting was too inconsistent.
Also in his third NBA season, 26-year-old Matthew Dellavedova had an awful shooting night. He missed badly on seven of his 10 attempts and finished with seven points. Rookie guard Malcolm Brogdon was also off, going three-of-11 from the floor.
Game three is in Milwaukee on Thursday.
RAPTORS HOLD OFF BUCKS
The Clippers were upstaged by the Jazz in game one.
However, there was no repeat of that this time around thanks to Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan.
Griffin put up 24 points, Paul had a double-double consisting of 21 points and 10 assists, while Jordan scored 18 points and collected 15 rebounds.
The Western Conference series moves to Utah on Friday.
WARRIORS SEEKING 2-0 LEAD
The Golden State Warriors are back on home court to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. The Houston Rockets entertain the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks meet in the east.
|Simeone pleased with draw after rigours of Super Cup|
|Captain Reus saves Dortmund in DFB-Pokal|
|I couldn´t care less - Klopp rejects title challenge talk|
|Ailing Bairstow keen to aid England´s unlikely victory bid at Trent Bridge|
|Redskins secure Peterson signing|
|Manchester City goalkeeper Bravo suffers ruptured Achilles|
|Crystal Palace 0 Liverpool 2: Milner and Mane secure victory at Selhurst Park|
|Whyte takes aim at ´coward´ Fury ahead of Wilder showdown|
|Jets delighted with Darnold, open to trading Bridgewater|
|Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull|
|Valencia 1 Atletico Madrid 1: Rodrigo strikes to deny Simeone´s side|
|Injured Halep withdraws from Connecticut Open|
|Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester|
|Mourinho will be sacked before Christmas, says Sharpe|
|England face record chase after Kohli smashes India to huge lead|
|Ozil captaining Arsenal a miracle - Hoeness|
|Japan players apologise for ´thoughtless, careless´ actions at Asian Games|
|Henry wants Bordeaux job, Wenger confirms|
|Pogba too inconsistent and not a leader, claims Scholes|
|PCB chairman Sethi resigns in letter to Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan|
|US Open comes too soon for Tsonga|
|Unpredictable results making 2018 F1 season a classic - Wolff|
|Mendy restricts phone use on Guardiola advice|
|Modric brands Inter approach claim ´the greatest nonsense in history´|
|Runners and Ryders: Olesen leapfrogs Poulter into last Team Europe berth|
|Kenedy escapes further action over Camarasa kick|
|England´s Bairstow suffers ´small fracture´ to finger|
|Gonalons joins Sevilla on loan from Roma|
|Modric, Ronaldo and Salah final UEFA Player of the Year nominees|
|Tottenham to play opening Champions League home match at Wembley|
|Karius´ Champions League blunders did not lead to Alisson signing - Klopp|
|Leeds considered €20m Conte offer before turning to Bielsa|
|Modric, Rakitic lead new era for World Cup finalists Croatia|
|Storm´s Chambers banned for three weeks, Smith injury not serious|
|Porte to race Vuelta after recovering from Tour crash|
|The Career Golden Masters: A run-down of Djokovic´s magnificent record|
|Japan send home four basketball players from Asian Games amid prostitution scandal|
|Rugby tackle bags helping Liverpool´s Alisson with Premier League life|
|Federer raring to go at US Open after Djokovic defeat|
|Chelsea boss Sarri plans to give up smoking|
|Alonso´s Toyota team stripped of Silverstone victory|
|Ceballos: No issue with former Real Madrid boss Zidane|
|MLS Review: Martinez equals single-season goalscoring record|
|Astros avoid sweep with win over Athletics|
|Seppi advances, Paire exits Winston-Salem|
|Bale feeling good as Madrid eye sweep of trophies|
|You can´t leave a house three-quarters built – Neville urges United to back Mourinho|
|Dodgers slugger Machado leaves game after being struck by pitch|
|Harden says Carmelo will ´be a good fit´ for Rockets|
|Morata: I never considered Chelsea exit|
|Gavrilova kicks off title defence in New Haven|
|Lopetegui pleased with Bale and Real Madrid after LaLiga opener|
|It´s a very special moment – Djokovic revels in Golden Masters achievement|
|Sorrentino thanks Ronaldo for support after injury|
|Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury|
|Yankees´ Gregorius suffers ´pretty significant´ heel bruise|
|Snedeker ends PGA Tour drought with Wyndham Championship win|
|Spalletti unconcerned despite Inter´s underwhelming start|
|Djokovic makes history with Masters clean sweep in Cincinnati|
|Real Madrid 2 Getafe 0: Bale gives Lopetegui first LaLiga win|
|IndyCar driver Wickens taken to hospital after crash|
|Sherman calls for NFL to scrap ´idiotic´ helmet rule|
|Sassuolo 1 Inter 0: New-look Nerazzurri given early reality check|
|Hughton: Shock United win does not alter scale of Brighton´s task|
|Navas keeps place as Courtois waits on Madrid debut|
|Ndidi signs long-term Leicester City contract|
|Pandya tears through feeble England to put India in command|
|Alonso creates motorsport history with victory at Silverstone|
|Kovacic: Chelsea and Sarri believe in me|
|Brighton loss a big lesson for United – Pogba|