Vincent Goodwill

To be fair I didn’t catch it till 3rd replay RT @justgivemesun: ok I get it, James gets calls but c'mon nba call the OBVIOUS against him

Mike McGraw

Anyway, #Bulls shooting 52.5% at halftime. Rose is 7-for-14 for 16 points, 3 assists, 0 turnovers, 0 free throws. Irving has 17 for Cavs.

KC Johnson

Rose scored 16 points without a turnover and the Bulls only committed four overall.

Mike McGraw

Doesn't make sense why refs review every clear-path foul. These guys stand at midcourt for 5 mins discussing goaltend, but can't review.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 49-44 at half. Rose-16 - Dunleavy-13... James-12 Irving-17

Nick Friedell

Bulls up 49-44 at the half. Bulls shooting 52.5 percent from the field. Pretty even game so far.

Vincent Goodwill

Butler knocked down by LeBron on last drive. No call. Halftime in Cleveland, 49-44. Rose with 16, Dunleavy 13. Kyrie with 17, LeaBron 12-6-3

KC Johnson

Bulls lead Cavs 49-44 after a very entertaining first half. Rose with 16. Dunleavy 13 without a miss. Irving 17 and LBJ 12.

Joe Cowley

Great first half ...believe the hype!!!!

Joe Cowley

By the way, there are almost zero red shirts in this crowd ... how's that taste Milwaukee???

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 47-42 54sec left Cavs ball.

KC Johnson

Gibson is walking off under own power but limping after Tristan Thompson rolled into him on that loose ball. Gibson staying in game.

Vincent Goodwill

Gibson looked like he banged his left knee in collision. He’s up, can’t tell if he’s limping or just a stinger

Nick Friedell

Taj Gibson looked like he banged his knee on the floor. He's up and trying to shake it off.

Mike McGraw

Wow, refs flat out blew that call. They called it correctly, then let the crowd change their mind. That's bad.

KC Johnson

Refs rule inadvertent whistle and jump ball. Cavs catch a break.

Joe Cowley

Touched glass ... refs don't care.

Mike McGraw

Refs really struggling with some calls in this game.

Vincent Goodwill

That’s a goaltend. What’s the issue? LeBron took it off the glass

KC Johnson

Top angle shows ball hitting backboard first so that should be a goaltend. Didn't think so in real time.

Joe Cowley

Good news is Rose looks very much alive this game ... bad news? Rest of the series is only one-day rest until Game 7.

Mike McGraw

That was clearly goaltending. Ball hit backboard before LeBron touched it.

Vincent Goodwill

Remember that year NBA Live had the dunk contest where you could do crazy things in air? That’s Kyrie right now

Joe Cowley

Rose with 16 - Kyrie with 17 .... just like FIBA scrimmage ... until Swanson steps in and tells Coach K Derrick's had enough.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 47-42- 1:33 left 2nd...Rose-16 Irving-17

Nick Friedell

Kyrie Irving has 17 points. Derrick Rose has 16. The fun is just beginning.

Vincent Goodwill

Kyrie with 17. Derrick with 16. Beating each other like a drum so far

Joe Cowley

Someone shake Mike Miller!!!

Joe Cowley

Damn ... clear the court and let Rose and Irving play 1-on-1.

Joe Cowley

James Jones being exposed as James Jones.

Vincent Goodwill

Thibs saw my tweet. Niko in. Noah out. Couldn’t exploit Jones

Joe Cowley

Niko sighting.... I think his last name is Mirotic....

Nick Friedell

And here comes Mirotic for the first time -- alongside Gasol. Noah and Gibson are out.

Vincent Goodwill

The 1 where LeBron isn’t D’ing RT @RolandKrause: which game are u watching? Except 2 contested 3s from Rose LeBron is clearly dominating.

Vincent Goodwill

Big board has a sign that says “Twirl those towels”…no wonder this town hasn’t won jack in 60 years

Joe Cowley

Meanwhile, I bought a milk today ... Niko was on the side of the carton.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs on a 12-4 run...Irving putting Cavs on his back.

Joe Cowley

Might be time for Rose to say "No Mas'' and guard someone he can handle.... suddenly getting schooled.

Vincent Goodwill

"There’s Derrick Rose’s overseas! I’ve seen him before!” RT @Joe Cowley: David Blatt's Brain: "I invented the Euro-step ... ''

Vincent Goodwill

Kyrie’s the most dangerous scorer on the floor, so do the Bulls take Rose off him?

Nick Friedell

What -- you thought this was going to be easy Bulls fans?

Joe Cowley

David Blatt's Brain: "I invented the Euro-step ... ''

Mike McGraw

That's the thing about playing the Cavs, a couple tweets of the whistle and the game can change quickly. #Bulls lead is down to 6.

Vincent Goodwill

Rose picks up 2nd foul. Kyrie Irving enters the building. Crowd comes alive. He’s got 13. 39-33 midway through second.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs making a run....Bulls 39-33 6:16 left 2nd...Irving with 13....

KC Johnson

Bulls are shooting 55 percent with only 3 turnovers and only up 6.

Nick Friedell

Rose and Noah both have two fouls. Thibs sticks with Rose for the time being after he just picked up his 2nd.

Joe Cowley

Only foul that should have been called on Rose was lazy defense.

Vincent Goodwill

LeBron said he’d have no problem guarding Derrick Rose like it’s 2011 again. Rose looks like he’ll have no problem with LeBron guarding him

KC Johnson

Cavaliers not named LeBron are 4-for-19. Irving 1-for-7.

Vincent Goodwill

Looking like the Bulls are favoring that Cavs’ small lineup. The drawback for Cleveland: Bad or nonexistent interior defense

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 35-21 Noah picks up his 2nd...8:40 left Bulls 6 of 8-3s

Vincent Goodwill

Kirk “The Microwave” Hinrich.

Mike McGraw

Hinrich scored 20 pts that night. Butler didn't play and Rose left early with sprained ankles. #BullsvsCavs

Nick Friedell

Kirk Hinrich has 6 points in 5 minutes. It's all going right for the Bulls at the moment.

Joe Cowley

Kirk haters .... silence of the lambs....

Mike McGraw

A forgotten moment in #Bulls season was home opener vs. Cavs. They went from 9 down to 5 up in 4thQ with Brooks and Hinrich on floor.

Vincent Goodwill

The Cavs are depending on James Jones, Shawn Marion and Mike Miller to be on the floor for probably 60 mins. That’s why Bulls have a shot

Sam Smith

In the sentence no one ever has written, "Kirk Hinrich just blew by LeBron James for a three-point play." Museums now asking to see tape

KC Johnson

Wow. When Hinrich blows by LeBron for a 3-point play, it's the Bulls' night. (for now)

Joe Cowley

Kirky ... all he does is deliver big plays.

Chuck Swirsky

Dunleavy 5-5 fgs---11points

Chuck Swirsky

Rose-8pts /James 4points -Shumpert-5pts

Mike McGraw

Cavs were 5 for 20 from field in 1stQ. Dunleavy has 13, Rose 8. For Cavs, Shumpert 5, LeBron 4, Irving 3.

Chuck Swirsky

end of 1---- Bulls 27-15 Bulls 52% Dunleavy 5-5 13pts Cavs -lowest scoring quarter of the season..like entire season

Joe Cowley

Cavs came out in Round 1 and threw jabs ... Bulls threw haymakers - up 27-15 after one.

Nick Friedell

Great start for the Bulls up 27-15 after 1. Mike Dunleavy leads all scorers with 13 points. Bulls are shooting 52.4 percent from the field.

Vincent Goodwill

Cavs fans upset at the no call on Kyrie’s drive. They should be upset at Mike Dunleavy almost outscoring the whole Cavs team. 27-15 after 1

Mike McGraw

Pretty good 1stQ for #Bulls, they shoot 52.4% from field, 5-for-7 from 3-pt land and lead 27-15. It's a long way from over, though.

KC Johnson

Cavaliers 15, Dunleavy 13 (Bulls 27) after 1.

Vincent Goodwill

“I will follow him wherever he goes”- LeBron checks in. Butler follows.

Joe Cowley

Dunleavy robbed a bank this afternoon and was issued a warning....

Nick Friedell

Back comes LeBron -- back comes Butler.

KC Johnson

Dunleavy taking advantage of not getting suspended.

Sam Smith

Dunleavy with 11 and three three pointers in 25-13 Bulls start; Antetokounmpo sends congratulations

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls sharing the ball. 7 of 10 FG’s assisted. 2 others came from offensive rebounds.

Nick Friedell

Interesting part is that when Hinrich checked in the Bulls thought it was for Rose. LBJ checked out -- Hinrich checked in for Butler.

Nick Friedell

If LeBron goes out, it looks like Thibs will take Jimmy out as well. RT @Coach_Wilhelm Jimmy getting rest? Rare occurrence

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls sharing the wealth 7 assists - 1 turnover

Sam Smith

Bulls off to 25-11 start; this being the rest (for Cavs) is bad explanation as opposed to when rest is good

Vincent Goodwill

Two days ago I asked Thibs will he get Butler rest when LeBron rests. He coyly didn’t answer. LeBron sits. Jimmy sits. 25-11 Bulls lead

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 25-11 2:43 left 1st- Cavs 28%fg Bulls 5 of 6-3s..Dunleavy and Rose=19pts

Joe Cowley

Cavs better hope this doesn't come down to coaching ....

Nick Friedell

Hinrich in for Butler. Jimmy gets a little breather.

KC Johnson

Butler's rest will mirror James' rest.

Vincent Goodwill

Blatt blinked first, having to come with Thompson at 4 to abort the small lineup

Mike McGraw

Cavs will try a big front line, going Mozgov, Thompson & Marion.

Vincent Goodwill

Huge for the Bulls so far that Butler, although on the floor, isn’t using a lot of energy because he’s not having to score. Will help later

Joe Cowley

Dunleavy free agent after this run ... just saying.

Mike McGraw

A locked-in Dunleavy usually bodes well for #Bulls. He's 4-for-4 with 3 3-pointers. Bulls up 21-7 early.

Vincent Goodwill

Another triple from Dunleavy. This is a replay of their last meeting, in reverse when the Cavs hit every triple in the first half

Joe Cowley

This is big bank take little bank so far.

Nick Friedell

Dunleavy has 11 of the Bulls' first 21 points. The Bulls are shooting 57.1 percent from the field. 5/6 from beyond the arc.