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Pelicans' Evans returns, Holiday out for Game 2

The New Orleans Pelicans have cleared Tyreke Evans to play in Monday night's Game 2 here against the Golden State Warriors but have ruled out fellow guard Jrue Holiday.

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Pelton: Ranking 10 postseason first-timers

There are some big names making their postseason debuts, including Anthony Davis, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. How do their debuts compare historically to other first-timers?

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Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team'

The Celtics have a lot to clean up before Game 2 versus the Cavaliers, but Avery Bradley and Brad Stevens believe their team is up to the task.


Udrih leads Grizzlies to Game 1 win (1:35)

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No playoff magic for Lillard in Game 1

Damian Lillard's Game 1 against the Grizzlies was a far cry from his magical playoff debut last year, but he has a comeback plan: keep shooting.

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Clippers starters dominate (3:56)


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Curry barely misses from tunnel (0:12)



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Joakim heckling Dunleavy as he talked about physical play from Bucks. "Such a politician." MD: "If I'm a politician, what's that make him?

Warriors off and running

Golden State mustered just 18 transition points in Game 1 against the Pelicans. With the Oracle faithful at full volume, the Warriors have cranked up the pace and tallied 11 points on the break in the first 8 minutes of play. Follow live

Bulls take decisive lead on back of Butler

Jimmy Butler set a playoff career high for the second straight game, and Derrick Rose scored all 15 of his points in the second half to help the Bulls seize a 2-0 series advantage over the Bucks.


Butler goes forth and conquers fourth

Milwaukee took a 3-point lead early in the 4th quarter thanks to their bench. But when the starters checked back in, Jimmy Butler took over.


The greatest miss you'll ever see

Stephen Curry's pregame warm-up involves shooting from everywhere in the building. Yes, literally everywhere -- including a full-court heave from the opposite tunnel that will leave you shaking your head. Maybe next time, Steph!


Warriors fans bringing the noise

As the Pelicans' starters were introduced in Oakland, the Golden State faithful drowned out the P.A. with a chant of "Warriors." If they're this amped before the tip, New Orleans and Anthony Davis could be in for a long night. Follow live

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Bulls top Bucks to take 2-0 series lead. Bulls: 13-1 all-time series record when up 2-0 in best-of-7 series (only loss: 2005 vs Wizards)

Historic home cooking for Warriors

If Oracle Arena is too loud, as Pelicans coach Monty Williams jokingly posited, it's only because the noise has been very effective so far this season. And it helps that the Warriors are pretty good at basketball.


Bulls grab 2-0 lead thanks to backcourt

Everyone was cold for Chicago and Milwaukee in the first quarter, and it took Derrick Rose until the second half to warm up. Once he finally did, he and Jimmy Butler (playoff career-high 31 points) crushed the Bucks for a 91-82 win. Box score


All Butler after Bucks took lead

Milwaukee went up 74-71 with 9:52 remaining in the 4th. Since then, Jimmy Butler is 4-of-4 for 14 points, while his Bulls teammates are just 1-of-9 for 4 points. Oh, and Milwaukee? The Bucks are 2-of-15 for 6 points in that span. Follow live

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Jimmy Butler sets career-high in points 4th Bulls player to score 25 points in each of team's first two playoff games (Jordan, Rose, Deng)

A career night for Jimmy Butler

Butler is ready to slam the door on the Bucks. His 31 points are a playoff career high, and as Butler draws MVP chants from the Chicago crowd, the Bulls lead the Bucks late in the fourth quarter. Follow live