Bulls' Hinrich (knee) questionable
After sitting out Game 1 against the Bucks, Kirk Hinrich (left knee) is listed questionable for Game 2 in Chicago. Hinrich also missed the last two games of the regular season with a hyperextended left knee.
Olynyk drives and dunks
The Celtics are not backing down from the Cavs early and lead after the 1st quarter. Kelly Olynyk has 10 points, including this slam.
Brady: 'Good luck to the Celtics'
Patriots QB Tom Brady, who has proven to be as good at Facebook as he is at football, utilized social media to offer support for the Celtics before Sunday's Game 1 of a first-round playoff series against the Cavaliers. Brady's best wishes
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Raps want to move past Pierce comments
"If we keep talking about Paul Pierce this is going to be a Paul Pierce series, not the Wizards," Raptors G Greivis Vasquez said. "What he's doing is motivating his team. ... But we've got to play. But you can stop asking questions about Paul Pierce."
Celts getting shots up and cutting like they think they are supposed to win this thing. Impressive.
Celts scoring with Isaiah Thomas
The Celtics have outscored the Cavs 18-12 since Thomas entered the game at 6:45. Boston currently leads Cleveland 31-27 at the end of the first quarter. Live on ABC/WatchESPN
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Watch: Celtics at Cavs Game 1, 3 p.m. ET
LeBron James is 9-0 in first-round series, while teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love make their postseason debuts. Since the All-Star break, the Celtics have the second-best record (20-11) in the East. The best? Cleveland (20-7). Live on ABC/WatchESPN
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
James on chances of making Finals
LeBron calls the Cavs a "first-year team" but is excited for the playoffs. Says the King: "It's the postseason. And we have a chance. And that's all you can ask." The 2-seed Cavs face the Celtics today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.
Evans day-to-day with knee bruise
Sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein that Tyreke Evans' MRI exam revealed no structural damage. The Pelicans have listed Evans as questionable for Monday's Game 2 vs. the Warriors after he suffered the injury in a first-half collision with Golden State's Andre Iguodala in Game 1.
Brady offers to suit up if the C's need him
Tom Brady's latest Facebook post wishes the Celtics good luck as they start the playoffs today vs. the Cavs. He even commented on a user's post: "I'm ready to go if they need some hustle minutes!"
Experienced LeBron taking on Celtics
LeBron James & Co. face the Celtics today in Cleveland, and he has 158 games worth of playoff experience in his NBA career with both the Cavs and Heat -- that's 19 more than the Celtics have on their entire roster combined. Game 1 coming up live at 3 p.m. ET
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Thibs says everybody came out of Game 1 fine. Hinrich's status still uncertain for Game 2.
OTD: Sixers-Pistons brawl, fined $162K
Twenty-five years ago today, an infamous late-game brawl broke out when Bill Laimbeer was on the receiving end of a Charles Barkley left hook. Said Laimbeer after the game: "[Barkley's] a loser. ... Nothing he says is intelligible anyway." And what of Barkley? "I won two titles tonight. I won the division title with my teammates, and I retained my undisputed heavyweight championship of the world."
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Cleveland seeking long-awaited title
The Cavs are looking for their first championship in franchise history. The last Cleveland championship in any sport was 1964 -- that's 51 years ago -- when the Browns won the NFL Championship.
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Would probably go Spurs in 6 if Splitter were healthy. Spurs in 7 w/ his status unknown is dicey. Shame this series happens in 1st round.
Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN
The 1994 Nuggets*, 1999 Knicks, 2007 Warriors, 2011 Grizzlies and 2012 76ers are the only teams to pull 8-over-1 upsets in playoff history