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Grizzlies take control

Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies are rolling against the Blazers, who have leaned on LaMarcus Aldridge in Game 1.

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Cavaliers take Game 1 from Celtics (1:29)

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Long ago, Rivers almost broke up Pop and Spurs

Clippers coach Doc Rivers downplays his role, but there were two times when he nearly had a hand in unknowingly derailing what became a dynasty.

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James Harden led the league in minutes (2:39)

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Thaddeus Young in best supporting role

The Nets squeaked into the playoffs with the help of a young veteran who filled in the gaps for a struggling team

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From where will Brow's help come?

The Pelicans received one of the most dominant scoring debuts ever, but the uncertain status of Tyreke Evans may leave Anthony Davis with little help.

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How The West Will Be Won

This season's Western Conference might be the best the game has ever seen. Want to reach the promised land? You'll have to survive the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

LaMarcus Aldridge is 0-8 when starting his offense from the left side. He has the most points from that left side in the league

J.A. Adande @jadande

1 of the reasons Doc Rivers thinks it's hard to repeat as champs is "some (players) never come off the trophy tour."

Things are looking Grizzly for Portland

Beno Udrih's evolution into a perpetual motion device is still on track, as he has 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Memphis has held Damian Lillard to 3 points and 2 assists midway through the second quarter as the Grizzlies' lead hovers comfortably in double digits. Follow live

Blazers are on restriction

Portland's shooting woes have been especially bad everywhere except right at the rim, as Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge can attest. The two Blazers starts are a combined 0-for-11 outside the restricted area as the Grizzlies continue to cruise. Follow live

No answer for Beno from Blazers

Beno Udrih has 8 points off the bench, all on jumpers, to help the Grizzlies to a 10-point lead after the first. Portland's 25% shooting ties a season low for a quarter, and the Blazers' 15 points tops their worst quarter of the year by just 3 points. Follow live

Atlanta, Korver carve out win
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Kyle Korver scored a game-high 21 points in the Hawks' 99-92 win over the Nets. Atlanta is 5-0 against Brooklyn this season and has won 5 of its past 6 Game 1s.

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Tony Allen returns for Grizzlies

After missing 3 weeks as he recovered from a hamstring injury, Allen has checked in for the Grizzlies with less than 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter. Follow live

Roddy White @roddywhiteTV

Great win for the home team tonight Korver red hot from 3 as always great ball movement now that's hawks basketball

Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

"Good aggressiveness, good execution by Jeff (Teague)." - Coach Bud on Jeff scoring at the end

Is good start a bad omen for Hawks?
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You'd think that it's always a good thing to win Game 1, as the Hawks did against the Nets, but that hasn't been the case for Atlanta lately. Each of the last 3 times the Hawks won the first game of a postseason series, Atlanta went on to lose that series (2011 second round, 2012 first round, 2014 first round).

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Randolph took a blow in the mouth on that first basket against Aldridge and has a cut. Been bleeding for 4mins before officials noticed