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Heat, Thunder, Spurs, Pacers win playoff openers

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Houston, Apr 22 (EFE).- The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers all won the opening games of their first-round playoff series.

Defending NBA champions Miami routed the eighth-place Milwaukee Bucks 110-87, despite shooting only 30 percent from the field and giving the ball away 19 times.

LeBron James led the Heat with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, marking the 13th time he has met or exceeded the threshold of 25, 10 and eight in a playoff game.

Behind James on that list are legends such as Oscar Robertson, with 10 comparable performances, and Larry Bird, who did it nine times.

The Thunder likewise thumped the Houston Rockets 120-91, as Kevin Durant and three of his teammates scored in double-figures.

Argentina's Manu Ginobili came off the bench to score 18 points, including three 3-pointers, in less than 20 minutes to help power the Spurs past the Los Angeles Lakers 91-79.

Tim Duncan was San Antonio's top scorer, with 37 points, while Tony Parker contributed 18.

Paul George's triple-double, 23-12-11, set the pace for the Pacers' in their 107-90 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

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