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Bulls beat Nets to even playoff series at 1-1

Bulls beat Nets to even playoff series at 1-1

ESPN.com Updated Apr 22, 2013
Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
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  • Drew calls out Hawks for playing soft in vs. Indy

    Drew calls out Hawks for playing soft in vs. Indy

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    On the flight back to Atlanta, Hawks coach Larry Drew watched tape of his team getting pushed around in Game 1 of the playoffs.
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  • Earl Monroe nixed a move to the Indiana Pacers out of fear of t…

    Earl Monroe nixed a move to the Indiana Pacers out of fear of the Ku Klux Klan

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    This current generation of NBA stars has taken unprecedented control over deciding which teams they play for. In recent years, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, and others have all taken their impending free agency as an opportun…
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  • Pacers' George eager to prove season was no fluke

    Pacers' George eager to prove season was no fluke

    nba.com Apr 22, 2013
    Paul George isn't satisfied with one playoff win and one triple-double.
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  • Brown still top candidate for Cavaliers' coach

    Brown still top candidate for Cavaliers' coach

    When the Cavaliers hired Mike Brown as their coach in 2005, owner Dan Gilbert first talked to Phil Jackson about coaching in Cleveland.
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  • Nate Robinson tattoo on fan’s shoulder looks great, was a very …

    Nate Robinson tattoo on fan’s shoulder looks great, was a very good idea (Photo)

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    Once upon a time, a fan of Chicago Bulls point guard Nate Robinson had a dream, and asked a question. @nate_robinson If I get a tattoo of your photo, send me your shirt? twitter.com/ivan_ecus/stat… - Iván García (@ivan_ecus) April 4, 2013 The fan di
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  • Roy Hibbert And David Lee Kindly Express Their Distaste For Eac…

    Roy Hibbert And David Lee Kindly Express Their Distaste For Each Other

    deadspin.com Apr 22, 2013
    David Lee tore his hip flexor in Saturday's playoff game against the Nuggets, an injury that will keep him out for the rest of postseason. Despite his rocky history with Lee, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was sad to see one of his fellow players go down wit…
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  • Before playing the Miami Heat, Milwaukee’s Samuel Dalembert tal…

    Before playing the Miami Heat, Milwaukee’s Samuel Dalembert talks up signing with the Heat

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    Milwaukee Bucks reserve center Samuel Dalembert is not some team-killing cancer, musing openly about his future beyond 2012-13 on full record with reporters. He’s just an open, candid, honest guy when it comes to discussing the life of a moderately pric
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  • Jeff Van Gundy rails against the Pistons for firing Lawrence Fr…

    Jeff Van Gundy rails against the Pistons for firing Lawrence Frank, citing Joe Dumars’ failures

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    The actual particulars of Jeff Van Gundy’s latest rant don’t matter, because his point is spot on. So the fact that the former coach and ABC/ESPN analyst is defending recently-fired Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank really shouldn’t get in the wa
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  • Shaq runs around NBA TV set in his underwear because he loves d…

    Shaq runs around NBA TV set in his underwear because he loves doing stuff in his drawers (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    Comedy fans waiting with bated breath for Shaquille O'Neal to bust out some hilarious hijinks during the 2013 NBA Playoffs got their wish Sunday night during halftime of TNT's broadcast of the Miami Heat's 110-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. And how di…
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  • TNT announcer Kevin Harlan clearly loves Chris ‘The Birdman’ An…

    TNT announcer Kevin Harlan clearly loves Chris ‘The Birdman’ Anderson’s style (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    Let's be honest: While Sunday's series-opening matchup between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks was closer than many expected throughout the first half and early third quarter, it wasn't an especially thrilling game. Sure, LeBron James was looking cus…
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  • Gutierrez: Miami sets the tone in playoff opener

    Gutierrez: Miami sets the tone in playoff opener

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    While LeBron spreads the ball around, Bucks guards get only themselves involved
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  • Kobe Bryant Tries To Coach The Lakers On Twitter; No Revenge Fo…

    Kobe Bryant Tries To Coach The Lakers On Twitter; No Revenge For James Harden; The NBA Playoffs Lose Another All-Star

    dimemag.com Apr 22, 2013
    There’s a first time for everything, and in yesterday afternoon’s matinee in San Antonio, we saw an injured star player attempt to coach a playoff team through 140 characters. Anxious that he can’t be out there helping his teammates, Kobe Bryant too
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  • Video - Bulls Even Series With Nets 01:30

    Bulls Even Series With Nets

    Apr 22
    Chicago avenges it's 17-point loss in Game 1 behind double-doubles from Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah in a 90-82 win over Brooklyn.
  • Video - Playoff Report 06:43

    Playoff Report

    Apr 22
    David Thorpe on Big Apple big men, old point guards, and the underdog with bite.

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  • 2013 NBA Playoffs-- Memphis Grizzlies drop tight game in Game 2

    Apr 22
    The Grizzlies had some superb play from Mike Conley, but the other team had Chris Paul.