The San Antonio Spurs handed the Memphis Grizzlies their worst playoffs loss after crushing them 106-74.
Kawhi Leonard guided the Spurs to a 1-0 series lead as he scored 20 points on eight of 13 shooting, while LaMarcus Aldrige added 17 points.
Vince Carter had 16 points on six of seven shooting for the Grizzlies.
Spurs rout Grizzlies in series-opening victory, 106-74. San Antonio has now won 12 of its last 13 series openers. pic.twitter.com/KowtIXy4Lj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 18 April 2016
The Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Detroit Pistons 106-101 to take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference series.
Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and was well supported by Kevin Love, who dropped 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. LeBron James meanwhile finished with 22 points and 11 assists.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the Pistons’ top-scorer with 21 points.
— NBA (@NBA) 18 April 2016
Meanwhile, Luol Deng scored 31 points as the Miami Heat routed the Charlotte Hornets 123-91 and took a 1-0 lead.
Deng, who made 11 of the 13 shots he attempted, received some excellent support from Hassan Whiteside, who recorded a double-double that consisted of 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Nicolas Batum dropped 24 points for the Hornets.
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan all registered double-doubles as the Los Angeles Clippers cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers 115-95 and secured a 1-0 lead.
Paul scored 28 points and dished out 11 assists, Griffin had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Jordan finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Damian Lillard scored a team-high 21 points for the Trail Blazers.