The Chicago Bulls pulled off the first impassioned upset on Monday night, while the San Antonio Spurs rallied to secure the second one.
The biggest winner of the second batch of Round 2 openers was Chicago. With the help of some clutch shooting down the stretch, the Bulls knocked off the top-seeded Miami Heat with a 93-86 Game 1 victory.
The Golden State Warriors looked primed to do the same, holding a convincing 16-point lead with under four minutes to play, but the veteran Spurs rallied back to steal a 129-127 double-overtime win away from the underdogs.
It was a night for the guards, as Nate Robinson and Manu Ginobili walked away heroes even though one of their nights started dreadfully.
There were some hard-luck losers on Monday, but the winners walk away up early in their respective series.