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Pelicans' Evans returns, Holiday out for Game 2

The New Orleans Pelicans have cleared Tyreke Evans to play in Monday night's Game 2 here against the Golden State Warriors but have ruled out fellow guard Jrue Holiday.

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Pelton: Ranking 10 postseason first-timers

There are some big names making their postseason debuts, including Anthony Davis, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. How do their debuts compare historically to other first-timers?

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Nets look to get Brook Lopez going

Will the Nets be able to better feed their big man in Game 2? Since the All-Star break, the Nets are 7-0 when Lopez attempts 20 or more field goals.

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Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team'

The Celtics have a lot to clean up before Game 2 versus the Cavaliers, but Avery Bradley and Brad Stevens believe their team is up to the task.

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Butler leads Bulls to Game 2 win (2:08)

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No playoff magic for Lillard in Game 1

Damian Lillard's Game 1 against the Grizzlies was a far cry from his magical playoff debut last year, but he has a comeback plan: keep shooting.

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Clippers starters dominate (3:56)

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Curry barely misses from tunnel (0:12)

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Anthony Davis has 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals before half, and I feel like that's understating his performance.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

A lot of these Warriors turnovers are reminiscent of the early season ones, the "i thought you were going to cut" variety

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Kings owner Vivek Ranadive catching some playoff action, sitting courtside tonight across the Warriors bench. He is not wearing yellow.

Davis sits, Warriors storm back

New Orleans might be in trouble in this series when its star player takes a rest. The Warriors opened the second quarter on an 11-4 run thanks to Marreese Speights and Leandro Barbosa, and the Pelicans lead has narrowed to just a couple possessions. Follow live

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Pelicans jump out to 11-point lead over Warriors. They scored more than twice as many 1st-quarter points tonight (28) as they did in G1 (13)

Anthony Davis is on a mission

The stats are astounding: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist for The Brow in the first 12 minutes. But those numbers don't capture just how omnipresent Davis was in the period. The Warriors will see him in their nightmares, and the Pelicans lead 28-17 headed to the second. Follow live

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Mirotic didn't speak to the media. His knee was very swollen. Also some fear in locker room that he may have a concussion from Zaza elbow.

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Joakim heckling Dunleavy as he talked about physical play from Bucks. "Such a politician." MD: "If I'm a politician, what's that make him?

Warriors off and running

Golden State mustered just 18 transition points in Game 1 against the Pelicans. With the Oracle faithful at full volume, the Warriors have cranked up the pace and tallied 11 points on the break in the first 8 minutes of play. Follow live

Bulls take decisive lead on back of Butler
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Jimmy Butler set a playoff career high for the second straight game, and Derrick Rose scored all 15 of his points in the second half to help the Bulls seize a 2-0 series advantage over the Bucks.

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Butler goes forth and conquers fourth
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Milwaukee took a 3-point lead early in the 4th quarter thanks to their bench. But when the starters checked back in, Jimmy Butler took over.

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