Apr 20, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) celebrates scoring during the second half of game one of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Washington won 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: Sunday Recap

Four more great games in the NBA Playoffs on Easter Sunday. We give you the recaps and highlights for every game below. Recaps courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

San Antonio Spurs 90 – Dallas Mavericks 85

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. (Continue reading here)

Miami Heat 99 – Charlotte Bobcats 88

Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.

James Jones got his turn Sunday.

And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs.

James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs – one late in the first half, the other down the stretch – to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami trailed for much of the first half, but rallied and has now topped Charlotte 17 straight times. (Continue reading here)

Washington Wizards 102 – Chicago Bulls 93

Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.

John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they looked like they were ready to be blown out.

They cut a 13-point deficit to one in the third and trailed by three going into the fourth, before outscoring Chicago 18-6 over the final six minutes to come out on top in their first playoff appearance since 2008. (Continue reading here)

Portland Trail Blazers 122 – Houston Rockets 120 (OT)

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 Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail Blazers on top by one point with a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left.

Aldridge, who was playing in his home state, also had 18 rebounds and two blocks. James Harden and Dwight Howard each scored 27 points for Houston. (Continue reading here)

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