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Shane Battier surprises LeBron in the Cavs locker room: "Holy s---! Get the f--- out of here man!" Then a big hug.

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Lester Hudson check into the game. Crazy he's playing crucial minutes in the semifinals. Clips signed him to a 10-day from China in March.

Whistles aplenty in Houston

The Clippers and Rockets have been called for 6 fouls each, as Houston has taken a 7-point lead with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. Follow live

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The fans are college-close to Clippers' bench in Houston. The players love it; occasionally engaging with the hecklers.

James adapting game to absences

LeBron James said after the Cavs' Game 2 win without Kevin Love and J.R. Smith: "We're very short-handed right now ... so I have to be aggressive, even more aggressive than my usual self."

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Rockets take early lead

Dwight Howard is making the most of DeAndre Jordan's early foul trouble. The Rockets' center has 8 points on four dunks, and Houston leads 16-10 midway through the first quarter. Follow live

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David Blatt on Iman Shumpert: "I hope he's going to be OK ... Time for one of those miracle 48-hour recoveries"

Cavs cruise to Game 2 win

With LeBron James back in his trademark headband, the Cavaliers got back on track. Cleveland led wire to wire to tie up the series with the Bulls.

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Blake Griffin with the first six points of the game for the Clippers. Griffin 6, Rockets 2 with 10:15 left in the 1st quarter.

Chris Paul out again for Game 2

Los Angeles was able to steal Game 1 on the road against the Rockets with Chris Paul watching from the bench -- which is where he'll be again tonight. Follow live

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LeBron slams it down

LeBron James said after a disappointing Game 1 that he'd have to change his mindset. His mindset appeared to be "attack" on this must-see slam against Jimmy Butler and the Bulls in Cleveland's Game 2 win.

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LeBron best vs. Bulls

LeBron James has scored 26.9 PPG in 17 career playoff games against the Bulls. That's actually 1 point lower than his overall playoff average, but still good enough for the best average by any player vs. Chicago (min. 10 games).

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Final: Cavaliers 106, Bulls 91

After not having a lead at all in Game 1, the Cavaliers led wire to wire in Game 2 to tie their series with the Bulls at 1-1. LeBron James led the way with 33 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Cleveland. Box score

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