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Don't count 'em out yet. With their backs against the wall, the Houston Rockets were able to secure 121-116 overtime win to narrow Portland's series advantage to 2-1. The second OT finish of the series proved to be the most exciting yet, coming down to the wire as rookie Troy Daniels nailed a last-minute three to extend the Houston lead. Leading the way for the Rockets was James Harden, who dropped a career playoff high 37 points and snagged 9 boards. Down low, Dwight Howard dominated with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge was held to under 40 points for the first time in the series with just 23.

Houston wasn't the only team to begin a first round comeback, as the Chicago Bulls crept by Washington in a 100-97 win to push the series to 2-1. Mike Dunleavy torched the Wizards with 35 points on 12-19 shooting, 8 of which were three pointers. Catch a glimpse of his shoes in the gallery above.

From the Barclays Center, the Nets managed to continue their surprising run with a 102-98 win over Toronto, extending their lead to 2-1. Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, and Paul Pierce all came up big for Brooklyn, and you'll find all of their kicks after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Joe Johnson
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Joe Johnson Rallies Nets in the Air Jordan XX8 SE

Shoe: Air Jordan XX8 SE
Player: Joe Johnson
Game: Brooklyn vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 29 points

$150

Joe Johnson
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Joe Johnson
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Mike Dunleavy
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Mike Dunleavy Shoots Lights Out in the Nike Kobe 8

Shoe: Nike Kobe 8
Player: Mike Dunleavy
Game: Chicago vs. Washington
Key Stat: 35 points, 5 rebounds

$130

Mike Dunleavy
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Paul Pierce
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Paul Pierce Shows He's Still Got it in the Air Legacy 3

Shoe: Nike Air Legacy 3
Player: Paul Pierce
Game: Brooklyn vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 18 points, 5 rebounds

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Paul Pierce
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Paul Pierce
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Carlos Boozer
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Carlos Boozer Propels Bulls in the Hyperdunk 2013

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Carlos Boozer
Game: Washington vs. Chicago
Key Stat: 14 points, 5 rebounds

$90

Carlos Boozer
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Deron Williams
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Deron Williams Helps Brooklyn Stay on Top in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Deron Williams
Game: Brooklyn vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 22 points, 8 assists

$110

Deron Williams
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Deron Williams
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Dwight Howard
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Dwight Howard Drops Huge Double-Double in the adidas D Howard 4

Shoe: adidas D Howard 4
Player: Dwight Howard
Game: Houston vs. Portland
Key Stat: 24 points, 14 rebounds

$88

Dwight Howard
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James Harden
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James Harden Takes Off in the Zoom Crsuader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: James Harden
Game: Houston vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 37 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists

$110

James Harden
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Joakim Noah
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Joakim Noah Goes From the Crazy Ghost to the Crazy Quick 2

Shoe: adidas Crazy Quick 2
Player: Joakim Noah
Game: Washington vs. Chicago
Key Stat: 6 points, 9 rebounds

$130

Joakim Noah
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Joakim Noah
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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