Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers gestures to his team in the second half of Game 1 against the New York Knicks at the NBA basketball playoffs in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Knicks defeated the Celtics 85-78. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau watches during the second quarter of Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at the Barclays Center Saturday, April 20, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth WenigThe Associated Press
NEW YORK – One New York hotel, two unhappy basketball teams.
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are staying at the same location this weekend. Both lost their playoff openers Saturday, the Celtics falling 85-78 to the New York Knicks and the Bulls getting routed 106-89 by the Nets in Brooklyn.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers jokes Sunday that it was a "quiet, dark hotel last night."
Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was an assistant under Rivers when the Celtics won the 2008 NBA title. He says his old boss invited him to dinner Friday, but he wasn't able to go.
The Bulls play Game 2 against the Nets on Monday. Boston will try to even its series with the Knicks on Tuesday.