Check out the best from the first night of the NBA playoffs, featuring appearances by Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Anthony Davis.
After scoring 23 points in his first playoff game in almost three years, Derrick Rose said he was grateful to be playing again and for his teammates pushing him, because "it feels good."
Derrick Rose scored 23 in his first playoff game in three years, and Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 25 for the Chicago Bulls in a playoff-opening win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, as the Bulls raced past the Bucks 103-91 in Game 1.
Derrick Rose talks about his mindset after the Bulls' 103-91 win over the Bucks in Game 1.
Bulls guard Derrick Rose runs the floor and throws down a two-handed dunk against the Bucks.
Bulls guard Aaron Brooks drains a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer against the Bucks.
Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a hyperextended left knee.
The Indiana Pacers have won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz, giving them slightly better odds at winning the draft lottery.
The Hornets did a good job taking care of the ball during the 2014-15 season
Kirk Hinrich did not practice Friday, and his status for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals is uncertain as he recovers from a hyperextended right knee.
Here Thibs stands. On the cusp of possibly his last stand coaching the Bulls. And there's no better time to let his coaching ability -- and nothing else -- speak for itself.
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning detail how to bet the 2015 NBA playoffs, including Vegas rankings, best bets and picks for every series.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts which East teams will advance to Round 2.
Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose, and Zach Lowe break down which teams in the playoffs have the highest "urgency level," all with the help of the rock band Foreigner.
Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls have a "no excuses" attitude as the playoffs begin this weekend.
Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle break down the Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks Eastern Conference playoff matchup with expert scouting and advanced statistical analysis.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were considered longshots to win the NBA title last June. They now enter the playoffs as the favorites.
Who will win the East? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series in the East and picks the eventual conference champ.
Derrick Rose did not play for the Bulls in the second half Wednesday but is optimistic about being ready Saturday for for Game 1 against the Bucks.
Bulls center Nazr Mohammed said the team is looking forward to the first-round matchup against the Bucks.
The Bulls topped the Hawks 91-85 to pick up their 50th victory of the season.
Brooks leads rally, Bulls beat Hawks 91-85
The Chicago Bulls are temporarily relocating the Michael Jordan statue outside the United Center.
What's at stake on the final day of the regular season? Here's a look.
Bulls vs Bucks
United Center - Tue 4/21