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Rose scored 16 points without a turnover and the Bulls only committed four overall.
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.
Bulls 49-44 at half. Rose-16 - Dunleavy-13... James-12 Irving-17
Bulls up 49-44 at the half. Bulls shooting 52.5 percent from the field. Pretty even game so far.
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
Bulls lead Cavs 49-44 after a very entertaining first half. Rose with 16. Dunleavy 13 without a miss. Irving 17 and LBJ 12.
Great first half ...believe the hype!!!!
By the way, there are almost zero red shirts in this crowd ... how's that taste Milwaukee???
Bulls 47-42 54sec left Cavs ball.
Gibson is walking off under own power but limping after Tristan Thompson rolled into him on that loose ball. Gibson staying in game.
Gibson looked like he banged his left knee in collision. He’s up, can’t tell if he’s limping or just a stinger
Taj Gibson looked like he banged his knee on the floor. He's up and trying to shake it off.
Taj Gibson is hurt.
Wow, refs flat out blew that call. They called it correctly, then let the crowd change their mind. That's bad.
Refs rule inadvertent whistle and jump ball. Cavs catch a break.
Touched glass ... refs don't care.
Refs really struggling with some calls in this game.
That’s a goaltend. What’s the issue? LeBron took it off the glass
Top angle shows ball hitting backboard first so that should be a goaltend. Didn't think so in real time.
Good news is Rose looks very much alive this game ... bad news? Rest of the series is only one-day rest until Game 7.
That was clearly goaltending. Ball hit backboard before LeBron touched it.
Remember that year NBA Live had the dunk contest where you could do crazy things in air? That’s Kyrie right now
Rose with 16 - Kyrie with 17 .... just like FIBA scrimmage ... until Swanson steps in and tells Coach K Derrick's had enough.
Bulls 47-42- 1:33 left 2nd...Rose-16 Irving-17
Kyrie Irving has 17 points. Derrick Rose has 16. The fun is just beginning.
Kyrie with 17. Derrick with 16. Beating each other like a drum so far
Someone shake Mike Miller!!!
Damn ... clear the court and let Rose and Irving play 1-on-1.
#1 big time.
James Jones being exposed as James Jones.
Thibs saw my tweet. Niko in. Noah out. Couldn’t exploit Jones
Niko sighting.... I think his last name is Mirotic....
And here comes Mirotic for the first time -- alongside Gasol. Noah and Gibson are out.
Mirotic checking in.
No Niko in the first half
Big board has a sign that says “Twirl those towels”…no wonder this town hasn’t won jack in 60 years
Meanwhile, I bought a milk today ... Niko was on the side of the carton.
Cavs on a 12-4 run...Irving putting Cavs on his back.
Might be time for Rose to say "No Mas'' and guard someone he can handle.... suddenly getting schooled.
Kyrie’s the most dangerous scorer on the floor, so do the Bulls take Rose off him?
What -- you thought this was going to be easy Bulls fans?
David Blatt's Brain: "I invented the Euro-step ... ''
Rose picks up 2nd foul. Kyrie Irving enters the building. Crowd comes alive. He’s got 13. 39-33 midway through second.
Cavs making a run....Bulls 39-33 6:16 left 2nd...Irving with 13....
Bulls are shooting 55 percent with only 3 turnovers and only up 6.
The #2 is waking up ...
Rose and Noah both have two fouls. Thibs sticks with Rose for the time being after he just picked up his 2nd.
Only foul that should have been called on Rose was lazy defense.
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
Cavaliers not named LeBron are 4-for-19. Irving 1-for-7.
Looking like the Bulls are favoring that Cavs’ small lineup. The drawback for Cleveland: Bad or nonexistent interior defense
Bulls 35-21 Noah picks up his 2nd...8:40 left Bulls 6 of 8-3s
Kirk “The Microwave” Hinrich.
Kirk Hinrich has 6 points in 5 minutes. It's all going right for the Bulls at the moment.
Kirk haters .... silence of the lambs....
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
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
Wow. When Hinrich blows by LeBron for a 3-point play, it's the Bulls' night. (for now)
Kirky ... all he does is deliver big plays.
Dunleavy 5-5 fgs---11points
Rose-8pts /James 4points -Shumpert-5pts
Cavs were 5 for 20 from field in 1stQ. Dunleavy has 13, Rose 8. For Cavs, Shumpert 5, LeBron 4, Irving 3.
end of 1---- Bulls 27-15 Bulls 52% Dunleavy 5-5 13pts Cavs -lowest scoring quarter of the season..like entire season
Cavs came out in Round 1 and threw jabs ... Bulls threw haymakers - up 27-15 after one.
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.
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
Cavaliers 15, Dunleavy 13 (Bulls 27) after 1.
“I will follow him wherever he goes”- LeBron checks in. Butler follows.
Dunleavy robbed a bank this afternoon and was issued a warning....
Back comes LeBron -- back comes Butler.
Dunleavy taking advantage of not getting suspended.
Dunleavy ... so Dukie...
Dunleavy with 11 and three three pointers in 25-13 Bulls start; Antetokounmpo sends congratulations
Bulls sharing the ball. 7 of 10 FG’s assisted. 2 others came from offensive rebounds.
Interesting part is that when Hinrich checked in the Bulls thought it was for Rose. LBJ checked out -- Hinrich checked in for Butler.
Bulls sharing the wealth 7 assists - 1 turnover
Bulls off to 25-11 start; this being the rest (for Cavs) is bad explanation as opposed to when rest is good
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
Bulls 25-11 2:43 left 1st- Cavs 28%fg Bulls 5 of 6-3s..Dunleavy and Rose=19pts
Cavs better hope this doesn't come down to coaching ....
Hinrich in for Butler. Jimmy gets a little breather.
Butler's rest will mirror James' rest.
Blatt blinked first, having to come with Thompson at 4 to abort the small lineup
Cavs will try a big front line, going Mozgov, Thompson & Marion.
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
Dunleavy free agent after this run ... just saying.
Another triple from Dunleavy. This is a replay of their last meeting, in reverse when the Cavs hit every triple in the first half
This is big bank take little bank so far.
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.