NBA Playoffs: Western Confernence First Games

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Game 1 Clippers vs Warriors

The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Klay Thompson led the warriors to victory and scored 22 points. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul both got into foul trouble. The teams split their four games in the regular season, a series that included nine technical fouls, two ejections, one flagrant foul and a postgame confrontation between Griffin and O’Neal. But the pushing, shoving and bodies hitting the floor in Game 1 was the result of hard, physical play and not any dirty play.

 

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Game 1 Thunder vs Grizzlies

The Grizzlies erased most of a 25-point deficit before Durant, the league’s scoring champion, got hot. He scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Memphis 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series. Russel Westbrook finished with 23 points and Serge Ibaka had 17 points. 

 

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Game 1 Trail Blazers vs Rockets

The Blazers opened up the evening showing the Rockets that they didn’t care about Houston’s strong points, only their weak ones. Between Aldridge’s scoring, offensive rebounding, and a 10-0 free throw advantage the Blazers built a 15-8 lead halfway through the period and maintained the margin, 27-20, as the quarter came to a close. Damian Lillard scored 31 with 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the Trail Blazers won 122-120 in Overtime.

 

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