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Wizards rally to go up 2-0 - NBA Playoff Summaries

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards each have two-games-to-none leads in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Rockets overcame a historic triple-double by Russell Westbrook, while the Wizards survived a rugged game against Atlanta.

Westbrook produced the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, but it wasn't enough for Oklahoma City in a 115-111 loss to the Rockets. Westbrook scored a postseason team-record 51 points and also had 13 assists and 10 rebounds. However, he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter as the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit.

James Harden pumped in 35 points, including a 3-pointer during a 10-0 run that put the Rockets ahead 114-104 with 1:22 remaining. Eric Gordon chipped in 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting and hit three of Houston's 11 3-pointers.

Game 3 is Friday in Oklahoma City.

In other playoff action:

In Washington, Bradley Beal scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to push the Wizards past the Hawks, 109-101. Beal nailed a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to seal the win after Washington trailed by four entering the final period.

John Wall delivered 32 points and nine assists in a game that featured 55 fouls.

Paul Millsap scored 14 of his team-high 27 points in the third quarter, six coming in a 13-0 run that put the Hawks ahead 74-67. Dennis Schroder had 23 points for the Hawks, who entertain the Wizards in Game 3 on Saturday.

Golden State also took a 2-0 series lead despite playing without Kevin Durant because of a calf injury.

Stephen Curry shot just 6-for-18 but contributed 19 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Warriors slammed Portland, 110-81. JaVale McGee provided a spark off the bench in Durant's absence, scoring 15 points on 7 of 7 from the field.

The Warriors also got 12 rebounds, 10 assists and six points from Draymond Green.

The Trail Blazers were just 7-for-34 from beyond the arc and were never in the game after falling behind 33-17 in the first quarter.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined to miss 25 of their 34 shots and score just 25 points.

Game 3 isn't until Saturday in Portland.

NBA Playoff Glimpse
FIRST ROUND (All Times EDT)
Saturday, April 15
Cleveland 109, Indiana 108
Milwaukee 97, Toronto 83
San Antonio 111, Memphis 82
Utah 97, L.A. Clippers 95
Sunday, April 16
Washington 114, Atlanta 107
Golden State 121, Portland 109
Chicago 106, Boston 102
Houston 118, Oklahoma City 87
Monday, April 17
Cleveland 117, Indiana 111, Cleveland leads series 2-0
San Antonio 96, Memphis 82, San Antonio leads series 2-0
Tuesday, April 18
Toronto 106, Milwaukee 100, series tied 1-1
Chicago 111, Boston 97, Chicago leads series 2-0
L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91, series tied 1-1
Wednesday, April 19
Washington 109, Atlanta 101, Washington leads series 2-0
Houston 115, Oklahoma City 111, Houston leads series 2-0
Golden State 110, Portland 81, Golden State leads series 2-0
Thursday, April 20
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 21
Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Utah, 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23
Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m.
Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m.
Monday, April 24
Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25
x-Indiana at Cleveland, TBA
x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBA
x-Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA
Utah at L.A. Clippers, TBA
Wednesday, April 26
x-Chicago at Boston, TBA
x-Atlanta at Washington, TBA
x-Portland at Golden State, TBA
Thursday, April 27
x-Toronto at Milwaukee, TBA
x-Cleveland at Indiana, TBA
x-San Antonio at Memphis, TBA
x-Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA
Friday, April 28
x-Boston at Chicago, TBA
x-Washington at Atlanta, TBA
x-Golden State at Portland, TBA
x-L.A. Clippers at Utah, TBA
Saturday, April 29
x-Milwaukee at Toronto, TBA
x-Indiana at Cleveland, TBA
x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBA
x-Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA
Sunday, April 30
x-Chicago at Boston, TBA
x-Atlanta at Washington, TBA
x-Portland at Golden State, TBA
x-Utah at L.A. Clippers, TBA

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