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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


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.


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


Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

Watching Bulls/Cavs. I admit. I miss the playoffs. Nothing better. Every possession means something. Meaningful basketball.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Gm 1, only Cav to play above his expected output was Iman & Kyrie (to lesser extent). Gm 2 it was Iman, Delly, JJ, Tristan & even LeBron

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

LeBron decided to take over tonight. When that happens in a game, the Bulls -- and every other team -- don't have much of a chance.

Cavaliers pulling away

The Bulls have gone ice cold in the 4th (2-of-11 from the field), and the Cavaliers have stretched their lead back up to 20 with under 6 minutes to play. Follow live


Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Oh by the way -- Rose is three rebounds shy of a triple double. He's got 14 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.

LeBron firing away

LeBron James' career high for shot attempts in a playoff game is 33 -- and that was the famed double-OT game against the Pistons in which he scored the Cavs' last 25 points. He's already taken 27 shots tonight. Follow live


Cavs lead big after 3

The Bulls cut what was once a 25-point lead down to 11, but Cleveland pushed it back up to 16 heading into the 4th quarter. LeBron James is leading the way with 30 points. Follow live


Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Not that it's a surprise at this point -- but Noah isn't even looking to finish right now. He's not looking at basket much at all.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Shumpert gave the Cavs 37 pts in 6 1/2 quarters in this series before heading to the locker room with an apparent groin injury.

Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon

True enough, this is the most talented Rose/Noah Bulls team...Also true: the 2011 team played with greater toughness and intensity...

History on Cavs' side

Teams with at least a 19-point lead at halftime in playoff games are 197-2 in the shot-clock era. The two losses? The Grizzlies in 2012 (vs. Clippers) and the Nets in 2002 (vs. Celtics). Follow live


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Doc on Chris Paul: "He’s not moving well. It concerns me but we have a couple more days and we’ll see."

Bulls giving the game away?

Chicago had 10 turnovers in the first half, leading directly to 20 Cavaliers points -- and a 19-point Cleveland halftime lead. The Bulls have never won a playoff game that they trailed by more than 15 at the half.

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LeBron being more aggressive

LeBron James took 18 shots in the first half, his most in a single half in his playoff career. James was 7-of-10 on shots inside the paint.