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NBA Playoffs Round One Recap For 4/20


Hornets 103-Heat 115: Dwayne Wade scored 28 points, Hassan Whiteside was a franchise playoff-record 8-for-8 from the field and finished with 17 points, and the Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 115-103 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Heat have averaged 119 points in the first two games of the series, which shifts to Charlotte for Game 3 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker scored 29 for Charlotte, needing 29 shots to get there. Al Jefferson had 25 on 12-for-17 shooting off the bench, Courtney Lee added 12 and Jeremy Lin had 11 for Charlotte, which has dropped 12 straight postseason contests.

Pistons 90-Cavaliers 107: LeBron James scored 27 points, Smith made seven of Cleveland’s NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavs opened a 2-0 lead in their increasingly testy series with a 107-90 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night. The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them 27-15 to protect home-court advantage. They did it with a flurry of six 3s, including two by Smith. Andre Drummond scored 20 for the Pistons, who have lost 10 straight playoff games against Cleveland. Drummond was just 4 of 16 from the line and the Pistons didn’t do enough on either end to slow the Cavs.

Trail Blazers 81-Clippers 102: Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were in no hurry to go back into the game. The reserves were rolling and again creating some breathing room. Paul and Griffin urged coach Doc Rivers to let the second unit keep playing. He agreed, and the bench scored 43 points in the Clippers’ 102-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, giving Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in its first-round playoff series. Damian Lillard and Mason Plumlee led the Blazers with 17 points each. CJ McCollum added 16 after being held to nine in their 20-point loss in the series opener.

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