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LeBron leading the way

After scoring just 19 points in Game 1, LeBron James has 22 points at halftime of Game 2. The Cavaliers lead 64-45, looking to even the series at 1-1. Follow live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Chris Paul is officially out tonight. He's missing his second straight game after starting all 89 during the regular season and first round.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Cardale Jones and some of Ohio State's players are on the floor hyping up the crowd. This place is rocking.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron is up to 20 pts after attacking the rim again for a dunk. Bulls timeout. Mike Miller greets Bron on the bench w/ a firm handshake.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

If the Cavs are going to shoot close to 70% from 3 point land and about 60 percent from the field then let's just cut to Game 3 right now.

Getting the 'band back together

We're not saying the headband had anything to do with it, but LeBron James looked much more like his normal self in the first quarter, as the Cavs took a 38-18 lead. Follow live

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Story going online now: ESPN sources say Chicago's Jimmy Butler will be named NBA's Most Improved Player later this week

Cavs blowing out Bulls early

The Bulls have outscored LeBron James and his headband by 2 points. Unfortunately for Chicago, James has teammates, and they've helped the Cavs take a 28-14 lead late in the first quarter. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron just subbed himself out of the game 4 minutes into it. Looks like his Game 1 vs BOS when he purposely burned himself out early

Will we see 'Hack-a-Noah'?

Joakim Noah missed his first 2 free throws tonight, and is now just 1-for-14 from the line this postseason. The Cavs have opened up an early 13-2 lead. Follow live

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

You know you've reached a high level in pop culture when people actually care whether or not you wear a headband while doing your job.

Cavs look to avoid 0-2 hole vs. Bulls

LeBron James wasn't pleased with himself or his team after their Game 1 loss: "We all have to be better. I have to be better. I wasn't that good." Cleveland's first chance to improve comes at home in Game 2, when James looks to avoid dropping the first two games of a series for the first time since 2008. Follow live


LeBron's worst postseason start

Tom Haberstroh has figured out why LeBron James is struggling by his standards. So far this postseason, he is averaging 11 isolation plays per game, which is equal to his last two playoffs combined. Too much one-on-one (Insider)

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If Bulls win, it must be now

"Everything is at stake. The coach. The roster. The future. The incredible rarity of being here, now, and battling a compromised opponent." Shelburne: Last best chance

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