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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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Kevin Pelton

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.

Highlights

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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Bulls take decisive lead on back of Butler
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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.

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Butler goes forth and conquers fourth
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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.

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The greatest miss you'll ever see
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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!

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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
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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.

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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

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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

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

The fans can feel it, so can the Bulls. They can put away Milwaukee in the next few minutes if they hit a few shots.

Bulls keeping Bucks at bay
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O.J. Mayo had Milwaukee in front early in the fourth quarter, but over two minutes without a bucket from the Bucks and two 3-pointers from the Bulls has Chicago up almost midway through the period. Follow live

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Surprised to hear Jrue Holiday is out. After Game 1, I asked if he could start. "I feel healthy enough to do whatever coach needs me to do."