Rockets embarrass Spurs in San Antonio, Cavaliers dominate Raptors

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Cavaliers 116, Raptors 105; Cleveland leads series 1-0

Getting off to a 62-48 lead by halftime, the Cavaliers extended their advantage to 22 by the start of the fourth quarter and took care of business. Kyle Lowry (20/2/11) led Toronto in scoring while co-star DeMar DeRozan (19/7/2) went 7-of-16 shooting. However, the Raptors were outscored by 32 points when DeRozan was on the floor. Meanwhile, LeBron James (35/10/4), Kyrie Irving (24/2/10) and Kevin Love (18/9/1) led the home team to the victory. It was LeBron’s 92nd career playoff double-double, which ties him for 12th all-time with Charles Barkley. 

Rockets 126, Spurs 99; Houston leads series 1-0

In a shocking result, San Antonio was manhandled in front of their home fans. The Rockets led 69-39 at halftime and held on in the second half to earn the impressive upset. Going an incredible 22-for-50 from three-point range, the Rockets implemented their style of play and the Spurs couldn’t adapt, going 9-for-29 from three while shooting just 36.9 percent overall. Kawhi Leonard (21/11/6) turned in a typical performance, but frontcourt veterans LaMarcus Aldridge (4/6/1), David Lee (4/7/0) and Pau Gasol (6/6/1) combined for just 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting over 76 minutes of court time.

San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James
NBA Playoffs
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
James Harden

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