* Chicago opened the series with a 103-91 victory at home Saturday. The Bulls have lost the last three best-of-seven series in which they won Game 1: the 2011 conference finals versus the Heat (4-1); the 2012 first round against the 76ers (4-2); and the 2013 conference semis against Miami (4-1).
* The Bulls haven’t lost a home game since March 9 versus the Grizzlies, winning eight in a row by an average of 13.4 points. Only the Warriors (19) and Spurs (nine) have longer active home win streaks.
* Milwaukee lost Game 1 despite scoring 25 points off 19 Chicago turnovers. The Bucks have averaged 30.2 points off turnovers over their last five games, and 19.2 per game for the season (third most in NBA; includes postseason).
* Khris Middleton was one of four NBA players to lead his team in points, steals, and three-pointers made during the regular season (also Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Damian Lillard). Middleton led the Bucks in all three categories in Saturday’s Game 1 loss, with 18 points, four steals, and two three-pointers.
* Derrick Rose scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Saturday, his most points scored since returning from a knee injury on April 9. Rose had averaged 11.6 points on 37.3 percent shooting (22/5) in five games since his return.
* Jimmy Butler established playoff career highs in points (25) and assists (six) in Game 1. He has scored at least 15 points in 11 consecutive games (19.6 ppg).