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LeBron's Buzzer-Beater Ties Series at Two

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James hit his third career buzzer-beating shot on Sunday with 1.5 seconds left to tie the series with the Bulls at two.

James gave away the ball with an offensive foul with under 20 seconds remaining that Derrick Rose took advantage of with a basket to tie the game, but Cleveland got the last shot to fall.

"I just told [Matthew] Dellavedova to get me the ball and I'm going to win this game for us," James told ABC-TV after the game.

James thought that he was fouled as the clock hit .8 seconds left, but after review the officials put more time on the clock, which allowed him to get loose and nail the long two-point basket from the side of the court.

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt admitted after the game that he almost called a timeout before the James play happened, but his players reminded him that they had none left.  If the officials would have seen Blatt call for a timeout, the Bulls would have gotten the ball due to a technical foul and a free throw. 

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James Powers Cavs Past Bulls, Evens Series at a Game Apiece

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James had 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Chicago Bulls 106-91 Wednesday night, evening the Eastern Conference semifinals at a game apiece.

James got to work quickly, scoring 14 points in the first quarter for a Cavs' team that was missing the suspended J.R. Smith and the injured Kevin Love.

"We're a little banged up, we're short-handed, so I have to be aggressive," James said. "Even more aggressive than my usual self, and I was happy I was able to make a couple of plays to help our team win tonight."

Cleveland connected on 12 of 26 3-pointers, including five by James Jones who finished with 17 points from off the bench.

Derrick Rose had 14 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists but only made 6 of 20 from the field in the loss.

The series now shifts to Chicago. Game 3 is Friday night at the United Center.

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Bulls Blast Bucks, Advance to Conference Semis

iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) -- The Chicago Bulls weren't about to lose three straight. The Bulls jumped out to a 65-33 halftime lead and never looked back as they blasted the Milwaukee Bucks out of the playoffs with a 120-66 victory in Wisconsin, Thursday.

The Bulls, who had lost two straight, received contributions from 12 players in the Game 6 destruction. Mike Dunleavy scored a game-high 20 points, while Pau Gasol added 19 and eight boards in the win.

Derek Rose stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five boards, and seven assists to help the Bulls advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Bulls defense was spectacular, holding the Bucks to 32.9 percent shooting from the field. Not a single player on Milwaukee scored in double figures.

Game 1 of the conference semifinals between the Bulls and the Cavaliers is May 4 in Cleveland.

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Bayless' Buzzer-Beater Allows Bucks to Live Another Day

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- With 1.3 seconds left, Jerryd Bayless burned Derrick Rose, caught the inbounds pass, and scored as the buzzer sounded to lift the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 92-90 Saturday, in Game 4 of their first round playoff series.

The win means the Bucks avoid elimination and force a Game 5 Monday in Chicago.

O.J. Mayo scored 18 points to help the Bucks win their first playoff game in five years.

The Bucks used an aggressive defense that forced the Bulls into 26 turnovers, eight by Rose, in the victory.

Jimmy Butler, who played his college ball in Milwaukee at Marquette, had 33 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

All nine Bucks that played Saturday scored at least six points.

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Bulls to up Derrick Rose's Workload

NBA via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Derrick Rose is expected to play some fourth-quarter minutes on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, which would mark the first time he has done so since returning from a meniscectomy on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. Rose, who missed almost six weeks after the procedure, has been playing about 20 minutes a game in his first two appearances.

"We're going to add another segment to it, so we'll see how it unfolds," Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said after Saturday's shootaround. "He handled the first two (games), which was good. So we're going to go from there."

Thibodeau said the Bulls will "continue to add as we go along," in regard to Rose's increased workload. Rose is a combined 8-for-24 in his first two games back, but looked more aggressive going to the rim in a Thursday night win over the Miami Heat.

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Derrick Rose Set to Return Against Magic

NBA via Chicago Bulls(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is expected to return Wednesday night when his team takes on the Orlando Magic.

Rose has missed the last six weeks after undergoing a meniscectomy on his right knee on Feb. 27.

"[I'm] just happy that I'm able to come back to a team where I think we're playing all right basketball," Rose said Wednesday at the shootaround. "I think defensively we're playing good, so offensively I shouldn't have to worry about it, just come back and play the way that I normally play."

Rose wasn't sure how much he'll play on Wednesday night, but isn't expecting to be in tip-top shape.

"I'm going to be winded for sure," he said. "Just missing so many weeks, so many days, you're going to be winded. But that comes along with just coming back from surgery. And just not playing the game in a couple weeks."

The Bulls went 10-10 during Rose's absence.

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Bulls' Derrick Rose Returns to Practice, Return Date Still Unknown

NBA via Chicago Bulls(NEW YORK) -- With the NBA Playoffs roughly two weeks away, reinforcements could be coming for the Chicago Bulls as point guard Derrick Rose has returned to practice.

Rose returned to full-contact activities in practice for the first time since he had surgery on February 27 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

“He was good today,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after practice. “A little winded, which is to be expected. Body on body, full court. But it will come. The more he does that, the faster it will come.”

Despite the improvement in health, it's unknown just when Rose will return.

“We can’t jump ahead,” Thibodeau added. “He’s been out a long time. So he’s got to work his way through it. We have to concentrate on getting everyone ready.”

Recovering from his third knee surgery in as many years, the former MVP has missed 17 games this season. In 46 games this season, Rose is averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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Bulls' Derrick Rose Aiming to Return for the Playoffs, but Nothing Guaranteed

NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) -- According to again-injured Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, there is a "good chance" he'll make his return this season for the postseason.

"I think so, that's the plan," Rose said. "Whenever I feel right, that's when I'm going to step back."

Rose's most recent set-back came in late February when he aggravated the right medial meniscus, which he had repaired last season.

"Oh, there's no pacing," he said. "Whenever I come back, I think I'm going to be ready to play the way I normally play. That's the smartest thing about being patient with everything that I'm doing, paying attention to my body, paying attention to details every day."

Since tearing his ACL in the 2011-2012 playoffs and hasn't been the same player since. The former MVP hasn't appeared in more than 46 games in a season since the injury.

The original timetable for Rose's return was about six weeks, which would put him in line to return for the postseason.

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Derrick Rose Begins Rehab on Knee One Day After Surgery

NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) -- Just one day after undergoing surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has already began his rehab for the injury.

Rose suffered yet another setback on the court that has derailed his career, but he's determined to remain a key player.

"He's been through two tough ones," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I think he's gained confidence from that. The ACL knee is great and he knew [a re-tear] was a possibility going in. He's in a good place and he'll deal with it. He'll get past this."

A former league MVP, Rose is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and both he and the team are optimistic he'll be able to return for the playoffs.

The 26-year-old Rose has appeared in 46 games this season, his most since the 2010-2011 season. Prior to the injury, he was averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.

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Rose has Knee Surgery, Should Miss 4-6 Weeks

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had successful knee surgery and should be able to return to the team in four to six weeks, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Friday.

The 24-year-old Rose has had surgeries on both of his knees in the past couple years. Those surgeries caused Rose to miss most of the past two seasons, but this one shouldn't keep the former MVP off the court as long.

"There's the old saying that surgery's minor as long as it's on somebody else," Forman said. "But in this case, in comparison to what Derrick's had to go through the last several years, this surgery really was minor."

Rose tore his medial meniscus in his right knee for the second time in 15 months. The previous time Rose had surgery he missed most of the 2013-14 season. This time should prove to be less serious as Rose was able to walk out of the hospital after the surgery.

Rose could also begin working out at the team's practice facility as soon as Saturday, according to Forman.

Rose has played in 46 games this season and is averaging 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and five assists per game.

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