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Complete results for first round of NBA HORSE Challenge

Allie Quigley and Chauncey Billups pulled off upsets in the first round. We recap all the action and look ahead to the semifinal matchups.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine warms up before his game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA HORSE Challenge is underway on ESPN on Easter Sunday with the first round. We’ve got four matchups in the bracket style tournament. Here we’ll be tracking the latest results from the event. It’s been a bit brutal so far, but it’s for a good cause so we’ll hope somebody brings some creativity to the contest.

Chauncey Billups defeats Trae Young

Billups got off to a cold start, but was able to mount a comeback with five straight letters to knock off Young in the first matchup of the tournament. Billups went down H-O-R and stormed back, hitting a bank shot from 3-point range to capture the victory. Billups will advance to the second round to face the winner of Tamika Catchings vs. Mike Conley.

— Ben Zweiman

Mike Conley knocks off Tamika Catchings

Conley got off to a strong start against Catchings. He hit some tough shots and had favorable gym conditions. Catchings on the other hand was dealing with the wind and cold in her driveway at home. Conley’s trickery consisted of off-hand shots and shots from over the backward. Catchings got an E and only managed to give Conley an H. Conley will face off against Billups. The next matchup is Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce.

— Ameer Tyree

Zach LaVine makes easy work of Paul Pierce

Pierce’s jumper has seen better days. LaVine made easy work of the former Celtics All-Star with a clean sweep H-O-R-S-E to nothing. LaVine was easily the most entertaining of the bunch so far. He pulled out a few creative shots and made Pierce work to stay alive with a long-range 3-pointer on the final letter. LaVine will advance to the second round to face the winner of the next matchup: Chris Paul vs. Allie Quigley.

— Ben Zweiman

Allie Quigley holds off Chris Paul surge

Chris Paul and Allie Quigley gave us an interesting shootout, but the two-time WNBA three-point shooting champ came out on top. Quigley got off to an early lead and left Paul cut Paul to one letter in no time. But then Paul mounted a comeback before being eliminated on a bank shot free throw. Quigley will move on to face Zach LaVine next.

— Ameer Tyree

Updated bracket for semifinals

Chauncey Billups vs. Mike Conley
Zach LaVine vs. Allie Quigley