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Historic home cooking for Warriors
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If Oracle Arena is too loud, as Pelicans coach Monty Williams jokingly posited, it's only because the noise has been very effective so far this season. And it helps that the Warriors are pretty good at basketball.

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Bulls grab 2-0 lead thanks to backcourt

Everyone was cold for Chicago and Milwaukee in the first quarter, and it took Derrick Rose until the second half to warm up. Once he finally did, he and Jimmy Butler (playoff career-high 31 points) crushed the Bucks for a 91-82 win. Box score

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All Butler after Bucks took lead

Milwaukee went up 74-71 with 9:52 remaining in the 4th. Since then, Jimmy Butler is 4-of-4 for 14 points, while his Bulls teammates are just 1-of-9 for 4 points. Oh, and Milwaukee? The Bucks are 2-of-15 for 6 points in that span. Follow live

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Jimmy Butler sets career-high in points 4th Bulls player to score 25 points in each of team's first two playoff games (Jordan, Rose, Deng)

A career night for Jimmy Butler

Butler is ready to slam the door on the Bucks. His 31 points are a playoff career high, and as Butler draws MVP chants from the Chicago crowd, the Bulls lead the Bucks late in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

The fans can feel it, so can the Bulls. They can put away Milwaukee in the next few minutes if they hit a few shots.

Bulls keeping Bucks at bay

O.J. Mayo had Milwaukee in front early in the fourth quarter, but over two minutes without a bucket from the Bucks and two 3-pointers from the Bulls has Chicago up almost midway through the period. Follow live

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Surprised to hear Jrue Holiday is out. After Game 1, I asked if he could start. "I feel healthy enough to do whatever coach needs me to do."

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

The United Center crowd is usually dead on most nights, but I've got to give them credit -- the last couple nights they have been loud.

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Both the Bucks (30) and the Bulls (32) scored more points in the third quarter than they combined for in the first quarter (27)

Bulls lead Bucks by 3 after 3rd

Derrick Rose finally got in the scoring column in the third quarter, tallying 12 points in the frame. He also has 6 boards and 7 assists, and Chicago leads 71-68. Milwaukee's Khris Middleton leads all scorers with 20 points. Follow live

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Everybody always harps on Derrick's 3 point shooting. Worth noting that Jimmy is 0/6 from beyond the arc tonight as well.

Bulls, Bucks locked in tight battle
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Derrick Rose is starting to find some touch in the second half and has scored seven points in the third quarter. Chicago can't pull away though and the Bulls hold a one-possession lead over the Bucks with less than six minutes to go in the third. Follow live

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