Monday night wasn’t a good night for either home team, as the visiting squads took care of business on the road. Derrick Rose and company showed up in Cleveland and handled a depleted Cavs team 99-92 to take Game 1 of the series. Jimmy Butler, rocking the Air Jordan XX9, dropped in 20 points while being a thorn in LeBron’s side all night. In defeat, Kyrie Irving had a big game in a patriotic-looking PE of his Nike Kyrie 1 as he scored 30 points to go along with 6 assists.
The Los Angeles Clippers managed to overcome the absence of Chris Paul, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, to stun the home team Rockets, 117-101. Blake Griffin, in the Jordan Super.Fly 3 PO, led the Clips to victory with his second triple-double in as many games, as he filled up the stat sheet with 26 points, 13 assists, and 14 rebounds. The Rockets got a vintage performance out of their star center, Dwight Howard, in his signature adidas D Howard 5, as he paced the Rockets 22 points, 10 boards, and 5 blocks.
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