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Bulls grab Game 1 in Cleveland

Derrick Rose scored 25 points, and Paul Gasol added 21, to lead the Bulls to a win in Game 1 over the short-handed Cavaliers despite a big night from Kyrie Irving.

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Final: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1

The Yankees entered tonight's game against the Blue Jays 12-0 when leading after 7 innings and boasted the third best bullpen ERA. But Chase Whitley's relief allowed 3 runs in the 8th as Toronto rallied to a 3-1 win at Rogers Centre. Box score

A record LeBron probably doesn't want
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Chicago's wire-to-wire win in Game 1 is the first time that a LeBron James-led team never held a lead in a home playoff game. James has played in 85 home postseason games including tonight.

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'Hack-a-Shaq' looms for Clips-Rockets

Clippers C DeAndre Jordan shot under 40% on free throws this season, while Houston's Dwight Howard and Josh Smith each shot below 53%. Will there be intentional fouls? Said Jordan: "I don't think that will happen this series; if so, the games will be five hours long."

No Paul in Game 1 vs. Rockets
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Houston is well-rested after 6 days off, and they have home-court advantage, too. As if that weren't enough, the Clippers will be without Chris Paul, who's out with a hamstring injury he played through in Game 7 vs. the Spurs. Follow live

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Bulls seize home-court advantage

Game 1 was Chicago's from start to finish. The Bulls never trailed LeBron James and the Cavaliers in a 98-92 win. Derrick Rose led Chicago with 25 points, though he suffered a late injury scare. "It was just a stinger ... it should be all right," Rose said postgame. Box score

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Bulls top Cavaliers in Game 1 ... 3rd straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in Game 1 of playoff series (lost other 2 series)

Rose exits in final minute

After trying to fight his way through a screen set by two Cavs, Derrick Rose grabbed his right shoulder in apparently serious pain. He checked out, as the Bulls look to close out the Cavs in Game 1. Follow live

James struggling late for Cavs

LeBron James has attempted just 3 shots in the fourth quarter, and he's up to 6 turnovers on the night as he tries to lead Cleveland back with just more than a minute left in regulation. Follow live

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Shumpert has 18 pts after 15 pts his last game. Just the 2nd time since CLE traded for him that he's hit double digits in consecutive games

End of 2nd: Capitals 1, Rangers 0

Jay Beagle's goal at the 7:31 mark in the 2nd has given Washington a 1-goal lead entering the final period of Game 3. Braden Holtby has stopped all 20 shots he's faced so far. The series is tied 1-1. Follow live

Keuchel retiring Rangers in Houston

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel has 7 K through 3 innings tonight. Only Danny Salazar (8) has struck out more batters within the first 3 innings of a game this season (via ESPN Stats & Info). The Astros lead 1-0 in the top of the 4th inning. Follow live

James, Irving giving Cavs a pass

Cleveland's offense has been disjointed in Game 1, as evidenced by the fact that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have 13 of the Cavs' 14 total assists. The Bulls are clinging to a single-digit lead in the fourth. Follow live

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