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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The fans are college-close to Clippers' bench in Houston. The players love it; occasionally engaging with the hecklers.

James adapting game to absences

LeBron James said after the Cavs' Game 2 win without Kevin Love and J.R. Smith: "We're very short-handed right now ... so I have to be aggressive, even more aggressive than my usual self."

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Rockets take early lead

Dwight Howard is making the most of DeAndre Jordan's early foul trouble. The Rockets' center has 8 points on four dunks, and Houston leads 16-10 midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

David Blatt on Iman Shumpert: "I hope he's going to be OK ... Time for one of those miracle 48-hour recoveries"

Cavs cruise to Game 2 win

With LeBron James back in his trademark headband, the Cavaliers got back on track. Cleveland led wire to wire to tie up the series with the Bulls.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Blake Griffin with the first six points of the game for the Clippers. Griffin 6, Rockets 2 with 10:15 left in the 1st quarter.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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