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Derrick Rose Exceeds All Expectations in Triumphant Return to NBA Playoffs

April 18th, 2015
CHICAGO — Derrick Rose didn’t want to admit that this game was different than all of the others, but even he couldn’t help himself. Normally, Rose reacts the same to everything—low-key and soft-spoken, whether he’s talking about a 30-point performance, a 1-of-13 shooting night or a season-ending knee surgery. But Saturday ...

Mavs’ Richard Jefferson Assessed a Flagrant-1 for Shoving Rockets’ Trevor Ariza

April 18th, 2015
Playoff basketball typically results in very physical games, but Dallas Mavericks veteran Richard Jefferson was deemed to have gone too far with the physicality in Game 1 of his team's opening-round series against the Houston Rockets.After the Rockets beat the Mavericks defense late in the second quarter, Jefferson refused to concede ...

Draymond Green Presents Unique Challenge for Anthony Davis to Solve

April 18th, 2015
OAKLAND — Draymond Green already had both legs, thigh to ankle, swaddled in bags of ice as he sat in front of his locker when assistant athletic trainer Drew Yoder alerted him that he was second among three players for one-hour postgame massages. “Put me last,” Green said, “and make it an ...

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis

April 18th, 2015
Behind the one-two punch of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls opened their 2015 playoff run with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday at the United Center. Butler finished with a game-high 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while Rose added 23 with a 9-of-16 performance. The ...

Dwight Howard Blocks Tyson Chandler’s Shot into Stands, Crowd Erupts

April 18th, 2015
It took Dwight Howard just a few minutes to get the Toyota Center crowd on its feet in Game 1 of the Houston Rockets' opening-round series against the Dallas Mavericks, thanks to a big play on the defensive end.Just minutes into the game, Mavericks 7'1" center Tyson Chandler attempted to ...

Pelicans vs. Warriors: Game 1 Video Highlights and Recap from 2015 NBA Playoffs

April 18th, 2015
The Golden State Warriors looked to get their postseason off to a strong start Saturday night, when they took on the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. The explosive Warriors were the league's best team in the regular season, but Anthony Davis and the ...

Derrick Rose Finishes Off Fast Break vs. Bucks with Smooth 2-Handed Dunk

April 18th, 2015
In his first playoff game in nearly three years, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is looking like the Rose of old.In the second quarter of Game 1 of his team's opening-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Rose finished off a fast break by throwing down a two-handed dunk.Rose also ...

Bulls’ Taj Gibson Receives Flagrant-1 Foul for Elbowing Bucks’ O.J. Mayo in Neck

April 18th, 2015
The Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson earned a flagrant-1 foul in the second quarter of Game 1 of his team's opening-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks for elbowing the Bucks' O.J. Mayo on Saturday.After Gibson secured a defensive rebound, he tried to prevent the steal by swinging his elbows. Unfortunately ...

Aaron Brooks’ Buzzer-Beating 3 Gives Bulls Lead over Bucks After 1st Quarter

April 18th, 2015
Thanks to a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Aaron Brooks, the Chicago Bulls held a 30-29 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after the first quarter of Game 1 of the teams' opening-round playoff series.[NBA]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score and Analysis for Game 1

April 18th, 2015
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