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Bulls stifling LeBron James

James was held under 20 points for the first time in 11 postseason games Monday, shooting just 39 percent while turning the ball over 5 times when guarded by Jimmy Butler.

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

If you're the Clippers, do you sit Chris Paul again, knowing worst-case scenario is you have him for new 5-game series with HCA?

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Dolan on Isiah: "He’s an excellent judge of talent & I’m confident that he will put all of his energy" into making the Liberty competitive.

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Isiah Thomas said in a phone interview he will have no role with the #Knicks and will solely work as Liberty president.

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Isiah Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal. has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

Asked Isiah Thomas what he'd tell #Knicks fans who believe he'll have a role w/NYK: "I'm excited to be working for the New York Liberty."

ESPN on Snapchat Discover LIVE

Who is the only NBA MVP since 1983-84 to be bounced in the first round of the playoffs? Take your best guess in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover, featuring Trivia Tuesday!

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John Wall to play in tonight's Game 2

The Wizards PG said the swelling in his left hand has gone down. Wall initially thought he broke the wrist after crashing to the floor during Game 1, but got two opinions on the injury. Washington leads Atlanta 1-0 in the series.

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Rose better with rest

The Bulls' three days of rest prior to Game 1 against the Cavaliers helped Derrick Rose. He is markedly better with at least two days off between games this postseason.

ICYMI: Griffin's triple-double powers Clips

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double. lifting the Chris Paul-less Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston in Game 1.

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Griffin has back-to-back triple-doubles

Blake Griffin is the first player to do that in the playoffs since Jason Kidd in 2002 and he's only the 3rd non-guard to do it in NBA history.

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Clippers: tied NBA playoff record for three-pointers in a half, hitting 11 of 16 in the 2nd half (last with 11- 2011 Mavericks)

Curry's plus-minus through the roof

Steph Curry's 2014-15 season is mirroring LeBron James' 2008-09 season, though Curry probably hopes the ending plays out a bit differently.

Bulls vs. LeBron in the playoffs

With the Bulls taking Game 1 of the series, it marks the third straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in a series opener. The bad news? Each of the previous 2 instances, the Bulls lost in 5 games.

Steph Curry talks with SportsCenter

Said the NBA MVP: "I'm proud of this moment ... but if we fall short of anything other than the ultimate goal of winning a championship, we're going to be very disappointed."

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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Crazy Stat of Day: LeBron James has played 85 career home playoff games. Monday was the first time his team didn't take a lead at any point.

NBA top plays of Monday night

Cavs PG Kyrie Irving showed off his ball-handling skills in two of the best plays of the night vs. the Bulls -- specifically vs. Pau Gasol -- but the Bulls still managed to come away with the Game 1 win.

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No Chris Paul? Blake Griffin's got it. The Clippers F puts up a triple double as L.A. beats the Rockets, 117-101.

Pau holds on to the ball

With 21 points, 10 rebounds and zero turnovers Monday, Pau Gasol became just the third Bulls player in the last 30 years to have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds without turning the ball over in a playoff game.

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