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Rose, Bulls hold off LeBron, Cavs in Game 1

Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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So the Bulls took Game 1 of the series in Cleveland, the third straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in a series opener. Excellent! Now they just need to avoid the fate they faced the last two times ....

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Bulls seize home-court advantage
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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)

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Breaking news: Pacquiao to have shoulder surgery for "significant tear" in his right rotator cuff, according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache.