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.