The San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference finals by setting a postseason team-record with 14 three-pointers while limiting Zach Randolph to two points.
The New York Knicks are on the brink of National Basketball Association playoff elimination after a 93-82 loss at Indiana, while the San Antonio Spurs are one win from a spot in the Western Conference finals.
The San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 16-point deficit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and then needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors 129-127 in the opening game of their National Basketball Association second-round playoff series.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers after the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers also won, giving all three victors two-games-to-none leads in their National Basketball Association playoff series.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks won 90-76 to take a three-games-to-none playoff series lead against the Boston Celtics, who were playing at home for the first time since the Boston bombings.
The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder opened their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series by winning by a combined 52 points, as home teams improved their postseason start to 8-0.