No surprises on Day 2 of the NBA playoffs, unless four relatively comfortable victories qualify as a surprise.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons all won Sunday in their first-round openers, with none of the games decided by fewer than seven points.
Only one game over the weekend qualified as an upset -- the Indiana Pacers' 89-83 victory at New Jersey on Saturday.
"We went through everything half-speed. I don't know if that was because of nerves, but we didn't run it like we had in the past. We didn't have any crispness. We jogged through everything," said Nets coach Byron Scott, whose team will try to even the series as it resumes Monday night at 7 p.m. EDT.
The San Antonio-Seattle series also goes to a Game 2 Monday night (9:30 p.m. EDT), with the Spurs leading the best-of-five matchup 1-0.
In Sunday's games, the Lakers topped Portland 95-87, Dallas defeated Minnesota 101-94, Boston beat Philadelphia 92-82 and Detroit trounced Toronto 85-63.
In Saturday's other games, Sacramento edged Utah 89-86, the Spurs beat the Sonics 110-89 and Charlotte edged Orlando 80-79.
Lakers 95, Trail Blazers 87
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, and Shaquille O'Neal had 25 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers weren't at their best but were sharp enough to defeat Portland.
The win was the 17th in the last 18 playoff games for the Lakers, whose 15-1 record in the last year's postseason was the best ever.
Derek Fisher added 12 points for the Lakers. Robert Horry, whose status had been in question due to bleeding beneath his abdomen, played 30 minutes without any apparent problems. He had four points and four rebounds and played his usual good all-around game.
"We've been waiting on this moment for so long that we have our little jitters," Horry said. "By the second half, though, we got them out, so we're cool now and ready to roll."
A basket by Rasheed Wallace and a three-point play by Derek Anderson in the opening 44 seconds of the fourth quarter moved the Blazers within one point.
But a three-point play by Derek Fisher triggered a decisive run that made it 82-70 with 8:04 left. Bryant capped the spurt with a jumper, snapping a personal streak of eight straight misses.
Celtics 92, 76ers 82
At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 31 points and Antoine Walker added 20 as Boston defeated Philadelphia despite Allen Iverson's return from a one-month injury absence.
Iverson was tentative at times because of a heavily wrapped left hand, scoring just five of his 20 points after the first quarter.
"I was just playing like I usually play. I didn't think a whole bunch about" the hand, Iverson said. "I'm cool. I can run forever."
Pierce's layup put Boston up 89-73 with about 3 1/2 minutes left, and his 3-pointer made it 92-75.
Pistons 85, Raptors 63
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Ben Wallace had 19 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and three steals in a low-scoring affair.
The Raptors managed only nine points in the second quarter and 11 points in the third, falling behind by as many as 29. Toronto shot just 29.9 percent and had its lowest point total in three postseason appearances.
Jerry Stackhouse scored 20 points, and reserve Corliss Williamson added 14 against his former team. Antonio Davis led the Raptors with 15.
Pacers 89, Nets 83
At East Rutherford, N.J., Jermaine O'Neal exploited Keith Van Horn's single coverage for 30 points, and Ron Artest made three steals in a 90-second span of the fourth quarter after the Nets had finally taken a lead.
Spurs 110, SuperSonics 89
At San Antonio, Tim Duncan had his second career triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The Spurs broke open a game that was tied at halftime by outscoring Seattle 38-13 in the third quarter.
Kings 89, Jazz 86
At Sacramento, Scott Padgett inexplicably tried to slam in a 3-point attempt by John Stockton that was still in the cylinder. The offensive goaltending call with 0.3 seconds left ended Utah's last hope in a game that was close throughout.
Hornets 80, Magic 79
At Charlotte, Baron Davis scored 28 points and had a key steal with 3 seconds left as Charlotte rallied to beat Orlando. The Hornets outscored the Magic 23-11 in the fourth quarter.
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