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Bulls running behind their backcourt

Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose have 48 of Chicago's 101 points. Chicago's backcourt is shooting 58.6% while the rest of the team is just 40.8% from the field. The Bulls are up 16 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

With 23 points on the night so far, Jimmy Butler sets a new career playoff high. And he’s not done yet... Bulls up 93-83 with 5 min left.

Bulls moving the ball

The Bulls assisted on 77.2% of their 22 made field goals in the first half. That's Chicago's highest percentage in any half this season when they've made 20 field goals (52 times). Chicago is up 10 points midway through the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

TV just showed Rose riding a stationary bike as he prepares to come back in the game. He has played 21 minutes so far.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

This is the most active I've seen Rose on the bench in a long time. High-fiving teammates and talking to them before they hit the floor.

Bulls lead by 11 after 3 quarters

It was the Derrick Rose show in the third quarter. The Bulls' point guard has 23 points, helping Chicago take a double-digit lead over the Bucks. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Scottie Pippen @ScottiePippen

Not only has Rose shown his explosiveness, he's been knocking down 3s in this second half. Look out if he keeps that up.

Rose heats up from outside

Derrick Rose made just 28% of his 3-pointers this season. He's made 3 in the 3rd quarter alone, helping the Bulls take a 13-point lead with 3 minutes left in the quarter. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

If Derrick starts draining a couple triples, the Bucks are in serious trouble. Bulls have to hope he doesn't forget to keep driving though.

Rose good inside

Derrick Rose was 6-of-6 in the paint, including this impressive slam late in the first half on ESPN.


Butler leading Bulls at half

Jimmy Butler has a game-high 17 points and Derrick Rose scored 10 of his 12 in the 2nd quarter. Chicago takes a 9-point lead over Milwaukee into the break in Game 1. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Bulls are currently 9-of-9 on shots in restricted area. Bucks ranked fourth best in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage on those shots

Gibson called for high sticking

Taj Gibson came down with a defensive rebound and was swarmed by three Bucks. So Gibson channeled his inner Barkley and cleared out some space with his 'bows, catching O.J. Mayo on the jaw. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Brooks was here

Aaron Brooks is proving to be the difference so far. Counting his first quarter buzzer-beater, Brooks has 7 points in the second period. The Bulls lead by 7 points early in the second. Coincidence?