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Are we in the midst of the best NBA Playoffs first round ever? More often than not, round one match-ups are a walk in the park for the league's top teams, but this year, it seems like everyone is hungry for the ring. In fact, there's only one lopsided series in the entire field: the Miami Heat's 3-0 lead over Charlotte.

Yesterday, the thrilling finishes kept coming as Dallas slid by the San Antonio Spurs to take a 2-1 series lead. Just as it looked like San Antonio would pull away with the W, Vince Carter hit a buzzer beater 3 to lift the Mavs to a 109-108 victory. And it wasn't just Carter's incredible shot that got them there, as Monta Ellis had a huge second half and finished with 29 points. Next up, Dallas plays host once again for Game 4 on Monday, which is set for a 9:30 Eastern tip-off.

From Atlanta, the Indiana Pacers managed to even up their series against the Hawks with a 91-88 Game 4 win. Paul George came up big for Indiana with 24 points and hit a crucial three-pointer with just two minutes left which put Indiana ahead. With Indiana coming from behind and Atlanta looking poised to advance, could we be headed to the biggest upset of the playoffs? Catch the next installment of one of the Eastern Conference's hottest series on Monday at 8PM Eastern.

Despite a major off night from both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder managed to put away Memphis with a 92-89 overtime win. Reggie Jackson picked up the offensive load for OKC with 32 points on 11-16 shooting.

Catch all this plus LeBron's latest and MLB coverage 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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Reggie Jackson Carries Slack for OKC in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Reggie Jackson
Game: OKC vs. Memphis
Key Stat: 32 points, 9 rebounds

$110

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Reggie Jackson
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Tanner Roark Shuts out Padres in the MVP Keystone Low

Shoe: Nike MVP Keystone Low
Player: Tanner Roark
Game: Washington vs. San Diego
Key Stat: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER

$35

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Tanner Roark
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Paul George Leads Pacers in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Paul George
Game: Indiana vs. Atlanta
Key Stat: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists

$110

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Monta Ellis
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Monta Ellis Explodes in the Air Jordan XX8 "Bamboo"

Shoe: Air Jordan XX8
Player: Monta Ellis
Game: Dallas vs. San Antonio
Key Stat: 29 points

$150 (SE version)

Monta Ellis
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Monta Ellis
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LeBron James
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LeBron Leads Heat to 3-0 Advantage in the Nike LeBron 11 Elite

Shoe: Nike LeBron 11 Elite
Player: LeBron James
Game: Miami vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists

$275

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George Hill
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George Hill Shoots 5 for 8 in His PEAK PE

Shoe: PEAK George Hill
Player: George Hill
Game: Indiana vs. Atlanta
Key Stat: 15 points, 5 assists

$85

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Dirk Nowitzki
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Dirk Sticks With the Hyperdunk 2012 in W Over Spurs

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Dirk Nowitzki
Game: Dallas vs. San Antonio
Key Stat: 18 points, 7 rebounds

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Dirk Nowitzki
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Vince Carter
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Vince Carter Hits Contested Game Winner in the Air Max Body U PE

Shoe: Nike Air Max Body U PE
Player: Vince Carter
Game: Dallas vs. San Antonio
Key Stat: 11 points, game winning 3-pointer

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Vince Carter
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Vince Carter
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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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