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Tim Duncan leads Spurs to series-opening win over Mavericks

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SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

The Mavericks also went scoreless for 5 1/2 minutes during that stretch, their lone field goal coming as time expired.

Tony Parker had 21 points, and Manu Ginobili added 17. Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Tiago Splitter pulled down 11 rebounds for top-seeded San Antonio, which has won 10 straight against Dallas.

Devin Harris scored 19 points for the Mavericks, who nearly pulled off a huge upset.

Duncan, wearing a heavy brace on his left knee, walked off the court gingerly with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter after banging knees with Ellis. He did not get up as he customarily does during a timeout to greet his teammates.

Duncan later left the court, followed closely by trainer Will Sevening and team doctor David Schmidt, returning a minute later limping slightly less, and he played big down the stretch.

Trail Blazers 122, Rockets 120 (OT)

HOUSTON -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.

Aldridge also had 18 rebounds and two blocks. James Harden and Dwight Howard each scored 27 points for Houston.

Heat 99, Bobcats 88

MIAMI -- LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-88, on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Chris Bosh scored 13 points and James Jones had 12 for the Heat. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday.

Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine early and led again in the third. Al Jefferson missed eight of his final 13 shots after getting hurt in the first quarter. He finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who got 17 from Gary Neal and 15 from Josh McRoberts.

Miami sealed it with an 18-4 run in the fourth, all but three of those points coming with James getting a rest.

Washington 102, at Chicago 93

CHICAGO -- Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Bulls in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference series.

John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut and Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds for Washington. Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin each scored 16 points for Chicago.

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