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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Iman Shumpert has taken more shots (6) than Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined (5).

Dunleavy leading a 3-point parade

Of the first 26 points scored between the Cavs and Bulls, 18 came from downtown. The problem for Cleveland is that 5 of the 6 made 3-pointers have been by the Bulls. Mike Dunleavy leads all scorers with 11 quick points. Follow live

Early matchup intrigue for Cavs, Bulls

With Cleveland forced into a small lineup, LeBron James has started out Game 1 guarding Bulls C Joakim Noah. On the other end, James is being picked up by Jimmy Butler. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

We all knew Kevin Love wasn't playing in Game 1, but it doesn't look like he's here as a spectator either.

LeBron and the Bulls go at it again

LeBron James has eliminated Chicago from the NBA playoffs three times since 2010. With the Cavs missing J.R. Smith (suspension) and Kevin Love (shoulder), however, taking a 1-0 lead in this series could prove tough. Follow live

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Bulls go with Rose, Butler, Noah, Dunleavy and Gasol to start. Cavs go with James, Miller, Mozgov, Shumpert and Irving.

'Hack-a-Shaq' looms for Clips-Rockets

Clippers C DeAndre Jordan shot under 40% on free throws this season, while Houston's Dwight Howard and Josh Smith each shot below 53%. Will there be intentional fouls? Said Jordan: "I don't think that will happen this series; if so, the games will be five hours long." Game 1, 9:30 p.m. ET

Cavs starters officially announced

Missing J.R. Smith and Kevin Love, Cleveland will start Mike Miller and Iman Shumpert alongside Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Timofey Mozgov in Game 1 against the Bulls. Miller did not play in the 1st round series against the Celtics.

Bear witness to Steph Curry

Tom Haberstroh explains that the MVP single-handedly outpaces the Grizzlies in one key stat -- and it could very well decide the playoff series between the Grizzlies and Warriors.


Another look at Paul's series-winner

The biggest basket of Chris Paul's career was pretty sweet. It's even cooler in super slow-mo.


Willie Cauley-Stein: so, Trill

Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein. His mother, Marlene Stein, said he decided to change his middle name since he was making his last name official. She said that Trill is the "nickname his 'boys' call him."

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Steph Curry tears up talking family

The MVP on his father, Dell Curry: "Obviously, the most important thing is your family. Pops, you're the example of what a true professional is on and off the court. I remember a lot of your career, and to be able to follow in your footsteps, it means a lot to me. This is special."


Draymond Green grills the MVP

The Warriors forward is happy his teammate won the MVP award and all, but he wants to know what gift ideas Curry has in mind for the other Warriors. Kobe gave out watches when he won; could Curry have other jewelry in mind?


Get well soon, Mike

Andrew Sharp says he's going to avoid the Grizzlies-Warriors series until Mike Conley comes back and even writes a get-well card. "I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s sad and it’s true, Without perimeter scoring, your buddies are screwed." Grantland's NBA Shootaround