Mike McGraw

LeBron: "I have to be better. I wasn't that good tonight."

Mike McGraw

More stats: Cavs led points in paint 46-24. #Bulls won rebs 42-39 and fast-break points 4-2. Limiting a LeBron team to 2 FB pts is a feat

Nick Friedell

Butler (cont.): "I think I can hang with the best of them."

Nick Friedell

Butler: "Everybody knows that LeBron is a hell of a player, I'm not knocking that, but I think I'm a decent player."

Vincent Goodwill

And your point is… RT @kNeely: you work for a cable tv station

Nick Friedell

Butler on LeBron: "His name might be more well known than mine, but I'm just here to compete. I'm here to play."

Vincent Goodwill

Funny that Rose keeps calling Tristan Thompson, “Christian"

Vincent Goodwill

Rose: "The only way we can go is up. I think we can be a dangerous team."

Vincent Goodwill

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."

KC Johnson

Rose said his stinger pain went away within 5 to 10 minutes and it's something he's not worried about.

Mike McGraw

Rose said not that worried about shoulder, would have played if it went to overtime. #Bulls

Mike McGraw

Rose: it was a stinger, went away In 5 minutes.

Mike McGraw

Rose and Gasol waiting for podium to clear. http://t.co/Xj6AQfLFf8

KC Johnson

Noah on Butler: "Jimmy is definitely not backing down. That’s not who he is."

Vincent Goodwill

Blatt: "This will be a series of adjustments, by necessity." Can he make them?

Vincent Goodwill

#Bulls weather storms, steal Game 1 from Cavs: bit.ly/1btx115 #BullsTalk http://t.co/XiIgcHeOfj

Mike McGraw

Jimmy Butler is trying to find some Advil before talking to media.

Joe Cowley

"Jimmy's not afraid to compete against anyone." Thibs, although would have been a much better quote if Butler said it about himself.

Vincent Goodwill

Thibs called Rose’s injury a stinger, believes he’ll be fine

KC Johnson

Thibodeau on Rose: "I think he's fine. TNak (Bulls' trainer) said there was a little bit of a stinger."

Nick Friedell

Bulls personnel walking out of locker room looking understandably happy. Best team wins of the year in last two games.

Joe Cowley

Rose is fine says the Thibs. Just a stinger.

Nick Friedell

Rose tells @Rachel__Nichols he has a stinger. Seems like he's all right. We'll hear from him again in about 20 minutes or so.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose stinger right shoulder

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls made stops when they had....Butler with a huge hoop at crunch time Rose and Butler=45points Gasol with 21-10

Nick Friedell

If Rose's injury was that serious there's no way he would be doing the postgame interview with @Rachel__Nichols right now.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls win..Bulls win Bulls win steal game 1...99-92

Nick Friedell

Bulls win Game 1 99-92 over the Cavs. Bulls lead series 1-0.

KC Johnson

Bulls never trailed.

Nick Friedell

This is the Bulls' best and biggest win since Game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals.

Mike McGraw

Nice balance from #Bulls in this one: Rose 25, Gasol 21, Butler 20. Dunleavy scored 13 of 14 points in the 1stQ.

Sam Smith

Looks like Rose is walking it off; or rubbing it off

Mike McGraw

Rose seemed to shake it off. He's moving his arm now. Meanwhile, Cleveland fans headed for exits with #Bulls up 98-92, 9.1 secs left.

Nick Friedell

Rose is trying to shake off the pain on the sideline. Being looked at by Bulls medical staff.

Vincent Goodwill

Rose shaking his arm/shoulder after that Tristan Thompson screen. On the bench. Can’t tell how serious it is

Sam Smith

uh oh. Rose shoulder hurt with 21.5 seconds left on Thompson screen

Mike McGraw

Looked like Rose was favoring his right shoulder after colliding with Thompson on screen. He's out of the game.

Joe Cowley

Meanwhile, game, set and match...Bulls have Game 1.

Nick Friedell

Rose is coming out of the game -- Hinrich is in.

Joe Cowley

Right arm hanging...stinger maybe...

Vincent Goodwill

Rose hurt. Nailed on a screen I think. Shoulder?

Nick Friedell

Rose is holding his right arm/shoulder. He's in serious pain on the side of the floor.

Joe Cowley

Rose hurt...shoulder...looks bad.

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler - backing up tough talk from today.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler with a huge spin ...10 footer...96-90 Bulls with 30 sec left

Vincent Goodwill

After two Tristan Thompson stops on Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler fakes and takes a jumper with 30.6 seconds left. 96-90 Bulls lead

Nick Friedell

Superstar players make that shot. That's what Jimmy Butler is becoming.

Joe Cowley

First bad decision Rose made in awhile....

Chuck Swirsky

Let's see what the Bulls run out of the break...up 94-88 with 2:08 left

Nick Friedell

"Punch, and punch and punch till you can't punch no more. This is your whole life." @WaddleandSilvy @TWaddle87

Sam Smith

LeBron with the jump pass turnover; see he does watch Rose; 94-88 Bulls with 2:08 left

Joe Cowley

Rose sucking the defense down and riding Pau like Master-Blaster.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls ball 94-88 2:08 left 4th

Nick Friedell

Pau Gasol is having a phenomenal 2nd half. A huge difference maker offensively -- as he has been all year.

Nick Friedell

Just a hell of a pass from Derrick Rose. He's got 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Joe Cowley

Irving limping...Rose exposed that.

Chuck Swirsky

5:21 left--don't turn the dial...we are at crunch time

Joe Cowley

James three assists from triple-double by the way.

Nick Friedell

All those buzzwords that gave the Bulls problems this year: Intensity, energy, effort -- haven't been a problem tonight.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose- 25...Gasol-19-10 James 19-11-7 Irving with 30

Vincent Goodwill

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

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 88-84 5:21 left 4th

Joe Cowley

What have I told you about the Dova ... he scares Rose because of that!

Vincent Goodwill

Gasol back. Noah out. See what he has left down the stretch. And he’s guarding Tristan Thompson

KC Johnson

Great hustle by Butler on that Irving bway.

Joe Cowley

Now comes the Pau with 28 minutes played.

Joe Cowley

Fouled the wrong Bulls big - play Hack-a-Noah.

Joe Cowley

One-legged Noah is not very fun to watch.

Vincent Goodwill

And Kyrie is cooking now. Here comes the pain. A quick 6 in the 4th

Chuck Swirsky

Irving explodes and scores on a foul by Noah..Bulls lead cut to 83-79 8:57

Joe Cowley

If you need to play 48 ... suck it up and play 48.

Vincent Goodwill

Bad turnover by Hinrich. Another Cavs run to weather. 83-77. LeBron back in. Jimmy doesn’t wait for the call

Joe Cowley

So who is all for more rest for Butler and Rose? That's what I thought.

KC Johnson

James went to check in and Butler didn't even wait for Thibodeau, just followed James up to scorer's table.

Nick Friedell

Thibs doesn't even look to the bench anymore. When LeBron gets up to go back in, so does Jimmy.

Joe Cowley

OK...enough rest...Butler and Rose get your butts up!

Chuck Swirsky

81-70 we go to the 4th....to win this game the Bulls must......

Joe Cowley

Thibs giving Rose and Butler a quick rest.

Nick Friedell

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.

Vincent Goodwill

Wrong. Scoresheet says 19. Every score sheet RT @kjarnecke: pau has 21**

Nick Friedell

Rotations get tighter in playoffs. Happens everywhere. Will be interesting to see how Butler and Rose respond after heavy workloads.

Joe Cowley

81-70 going into the fourth - time for stars to stay stars ... Gasol, Butler, Rose, Irving and James showing up.....

KC Johnson

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

Mike McGraw

#Bulls will head into the 4thQ with an 81-70 lead. Rose got some rest late in 3rdQ, which might help. Rose & Irving both have 23, Gasol 19.

Vincent Goodwill

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

Nick Friedell

Bulls up 81-70 after 3. Pau Gasol had 13 in the 3rd quarter.

Nick Friedell

How many guys have ever been able to guard 1-5 like LeBron can?

Joe Cowley

Rose sits ... or is hidden from the Dova!

Joe Cowley

Thibs saw enough of that drive and kick mess. Meanwhile, the Dova now making Rose uncomfortable. Unlike Kyrie, he fights through picks.

Chuck Swirsky

Back to back 3s for Cavs.... 74-66 Bulls 2:42 left 3rd

Sam Smith

Gasol with 3 straight jumpers and 11 in qtr; Mozgov explaining in huddle Putin prefers offense to defense for countrymen

Joe Cowley

Rose playing like an elite point guard..... he does that now and then.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls up 15---shooting 57% 8 of 11-3s only 6fta

Joe Cowley

Attention to Rose is causing holes for Pau to exploit.

Vincent Goodwill

What is David Blatt’s coaching specialty? Asking for a friend

Joe Cowley

Big Three vs. Big Two ...simple math right now.... star power.

Mike McGraw

Rose is 10-for-19, 23 pts Gasol 8-for-12, 17 points After Cavs caught up, #Bulls have built lead back to 74-59 w/ 3:50 left in 3rdQ.