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Western Conference Game 1 round-up

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With the first round of the post season completed, and favorites perhaps changed after the results, we take a look at all the action from the Western Conference.

In the first match from the Western side of the play-offs, The LA Clippers could not make the most of home advantage as they went down 105-109 to the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center.

Blake Griffin, a Clippers game-winner many times this season, fouled out with 48 seconds left and the game tied and the Warriors went on to steal victory and take a 1-0 lead into the second match-up on Monday night.

Second seed Oklahoma City Thunder welcomed The Memphis Grizzlies to the Chesapeake Energy Arena but sent them packing with a defeat.

Kevin Durant dropped 33 points with 8 rebounds to reinforce his league top scorer status, and his team needed him after almost surrendering a 25-point lead.

But they were victorious 100-86, becoming the only home side to win on the opening day in the process.

The San Antonio Spurs used the home court to their advantage as they just edged past the Dallas Mavericks 90-85.

The Mavs were close to an upset in game 1 and with just 7:45 remaining were up 71-71, but some poor shooting allowed San Antonio in. Tim Duncan scored 27 and was backed up by Tony Parker with 21 as the Spurs gained a 1-0 series lead.

A thriller of a match took place at The Toyota Center as The Portland Trail Blazers beat The Houston Rockets by 2, as it finished 122-120 to the away side.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 46 which deserved a victory in itself. Damian Lillard followed that up with 31 and the Blazers nicked an overtime win.

The second match-up takes place on Wednesday night and the home fans will be hoping that Terry Stotts' side can level the tie.

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