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LeBron: "I have to be better. I wasn't that good tonight."
Butler (cont.): "I think I can hang with the best of them."
Butler: "Everybody knows that LeBron is a hell of a player, I'm not knocking that, but I think I'm a decent player."
Butler on LeBron: "His name might be more well known than mine, but I'm just here to compete. I'm here to play."
Funny that Rose keeps calling Tristan Thompson, “Christian"
Rose: "The only way we can go is up. I think we can be a dangerous team."
Rose: "it was a stinger and it was my first time having one. Went away in 5-10 minutes. It’s something I’m not worried about."
Rose said his stinger pain went away within 5 to 10 minutes and it's something he's not worried about.
Rose: it was a stinger, went away In 5 minutes.
Rose and Gasol waiting for podium to clear. http://t.co/Xj6AQfLFf8
Noah on Butler: "Jimmy is definitely not backing down. That’s not who he is."
Blatt: "This will be a series of adjustments, by necessity." Can he make them?
Jimmy Butler is trying to find some Advil before talking to media.
"Jimmy's not afraid to compete against anyone." Thibs, although would have been a much better quote if Butler said it about himself.
Thibs called Rose’s injury a stinger, believes he’ll be fine
Thibodeau on Rose: "I think he's fine. TNak (Bulls' trainer) said there was a little bit of a stinger."
Bulls personnel walking out of locker room looking understandably happy. Best team wins of the year in last two games.
Rose is fine says the Thibs. Just a stinger.
Rose stinger right shoulder
Bulls made stops when they had....Butler with a huge hoop at crunch time Rose and Butler=45points Gasol with 21-10
Bulls win..Bulls win Bulls win steal game 1...99-92
Bulls win Game 1 99-92 over the Cavs. Bulls lead series 1-0.
Bulls never trailed.
This is the Bulls' best and biggest win since Game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals.
Looks like Rose is walking it off; or rubbing it off
Rose is trying to shake off the pain on the sideline. Being looked at by Bulls medical staff.
Rose shaking his arm/shoulder after that Tristan Thompson screen. On the bench. Can’t tell how serious it is
uh oh. Rose shoulder hurt with 21.5 seconds left on Thompson screen
Looked like Rose was favoring his right shoulder after colliding with Thompson on screen. He's out of the game.
Meanwhile, game, set and match...Bulls have Game 1.
Rose is coming out of the game -- Hinrich is in.
Right arm hanging...stinger maybe...
Rose hurt. Nailed on a screen I think. Shoulder?
Rose is holding his right arm/shoulder. He's in serious pain on the side of the floor.
Rose hurt...shoulder...looks bad.
Jimmy Butler - backing up tough talk from today.
Butler with a huge spin ...10 footer...96-90 Bulls with 30 sec left
After two Tristan Thompson stops on Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler fakes and takes a jumper with 30.6 seconds left. 96-90 Bulls lead
Superstar players make that shot. That's what Jimmy Butler is becoming.
First bad decision Rose made in awhile....
Let's see what the Bulls run out of the break...up 94-88 with 2:08 left
LeBron with the jump pass turnover; see he does watch Rose; 94-88 Bulls with 2:08 left
Rose sucking the defense down and riding Pau like Master-Blaster.
Bulls ball 94-88 2:08 left 4th
Pau Gasol is having a phenomenal 2nd half. A huge difference maker offensively -- as he has been all year.
Just a hell of a pass from Derrick Rose. He's got 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Irving limping...Rose exposed that.
5:21 left--don't turn the dial...we are at crunch time
James three assists from triple-double by the way.
All those buzzwords that gave the Bulls problems this year: Intensity, energy, effort -- haven't been a problem tonight.
Rose- 25...Gasol-19-10 James 19-11-7 Irving with 30
Looks like a great finish to come. Rose has been one of the 3 best players tonight. When he has a night like this, you have to win
Bulls 88-84 5:21 left 4th
What have I told you about the Dova ... he scares Rose because of that!
Gasol back. Noah out. See what he has left down the stretch. And he’s guarding Tristan Thompson
Great hustle by Butler on that Irving bway.
Now comes the Pau with 28 minutes played.
Fouled the wrong Bulls big - play Hack-a-Noah.
One-legged Noah is not very fun to watch.
And Kyrie is cooking now. Here comes the pain. A quick 6 in the 4th
Irving explodes and scores on a foul by Noah..Bulls lead cut to 83-79 8:57
If you need to play 48 ... suck it up and play 48.
Bad turnover by Hinrich. Another Cavs run to weather. 83-77. LeBron back in. Jimmy doesn’t wait for the call
So who is all for more rest for Butler and Rose? That's what I thought.
James went to check in and Butler didn't even wait for Thibodeau, just followed James up to scorer's table.
Thibs doesn't even look to the bench anymore. When LeBron gets up to go back in, so does Jimmy.
OK...enough rest...Butler and Rose get your butts up!
81-70 we go to the 4th....to win this game the Bulls must......
Thibs giving Rose and Butler a quick rest.
Rose has been much better with at least 2 days rest. The first part of this series is every other day. He has played 30 minutes so far.
Rotations get tighter in playoffs. Happens everywhere. Will be interesting to see how Butler and Rose respond after heavy workloads.
81-70 going into the fourth - time for stars to stay stars ... Gasol, Butler, Rose, Irving and James showing up.....
Gasol 13 points in 3rd. Dunleavy 13 points in 1st.This is obviously why Bulls so confident for Rose's first playoffs since '11. More weapons
Bulls weather that storm, take Cleveland’s flurry and gives a nice counterpunch. 81-70. Rose with 23, Gasol with 13 in the third. Kyrie 23
Bulls up 81-70 after 3. Pau Gasol had 13 in the 3rd quarter.
How many guys have ever been able to guard 1-5 like LeBron can?
Hinrich on Kyrie....
Rose sits ... or is hidden from the Dova!
Thibs saw enough of that drive and kick mess. Meanwhile, the Dova now making Rose uncomfortable. Unlike Kyrie, he fights through picks.
Back to back 3s for Cavs.... 74-66 Bulls 2:42 left 3rd
Gasol with 3 straight jumpers and 11 in qtr; Mozgov explaining in huddle Putin prefers offense to defense for countrymen
Rose playing like an elite point guard..... he does that now and then.
Bulls up 15---shooting 57% 8 of 11-3s only 6fta
Attention to Rose is causing holes for Pau to exploit.
What is David Blatt’s coaching specialty? Asking for a friend
Big Three vs. Big Two ...simple math right now.... star power.