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LeBron looks forward to 'challenge' of leading inexperienced playoff team
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Ten months have passed since LeBron James and the Miami Heat were bounced by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, losing Games 3 to 5 by an average of 19 points. While James finds himself on a new team on the eve of the Cleveland Cavaliers' playoff opener against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, that Spurs series, as well as the rest of his playoff history, is on his mind. "I'm 22-7 in the postseason," James said after Cavs practice Saturday. "So I think about every loss I've ever had, every series loss I've ever had, and all those experiences helped me get to this point. So it's definitely a different challenge for me. I'm going in with a much younger team, with a much [more] inexperienced team than I've had the last four years, but I look forward to the challenge." Two of James' seven series losses have come against the Celtics. Boston got the best of him in Game 7 of the 2008 Eastern...
Derrick Rose charged up in postseason return: 'It felt good'
CHICAGO -- In his first postseason game in almost three years, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose??scored 23 points and dished out seven assists while showing more emotion than usual in a 103-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Saturday night. "It felt good," Rose said of his playoff return. "It felt normal. I'm grateful to be playing again, playing with my teammates that I have right now. They're allowing me to play the way that I normally play, and it's an honor, man. I'm really fortunate because I think anywhere else it wouldn't be the same, and they're giving me motivation. They're pushing me, and it feels good." After an unremarkable six minutes in the first quarter, Rose went 5-for-5 from the field in the second -- dominating the game at times. It was Rose's first playoff action since April 28, 2012, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Philadelphia 76ers....
Ohio State sets national spring game record by drawing 99,391 fans
COLUMBUS, Ohio --?? Ohio State??is still the biggest draw in spring football, and the continued buzz following a national title gave it a chance to build on its own record for attendance in spring games. The Buckeyes broke their own national spring game record by drawing 99,391 fans to Ohio Stadium on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in which the Gray beating the Scarlet 17-14 seemed secondary to celebrating with the championship trophy, watching students challenge players to a footrace and getting a sneak peek at the upcoming quarterback battle with a halftime skills competition. Said Ohio State coach Urban Meyer: "99,000 people? I think I heard that over the PA system. I'm not surprised but extremely grateful to have that many come watch a scrimmage. At times it wasn't a very pleasant scrimmage. "We grab a hand after each time we come into the stadium, and we're very grateful for the blessings to be able to play this great game, first of all,...
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Rose Scores 23, Bulls Beat Bucks 103-91
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