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Amid controversy, the NBA Playoffs roll on. Last night, the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs (pictured) joined the protest by becoming the latest teams to don black socks during Monday night's game. For the Spurs, they were also able to make another statement by securing a 93-89 win to draw the series even at 2-2. It was a slow night for the Mavs, who scored just 13 points in the second half compared to San Antonio's 32, and they'll hit the road for Game 5 tomorrow at 7PM.

The only sweep of the first round was wrapped up as Miami downed the Bobcats 109-98 from Charlotte. King James flirted with a triple-double, dropping 31 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds on the unresponsive Bobcats. Although this might not have been the most competitive series we've seen thus far, it served as a showcase for upcoming talent like Charlotte's Kemba Walker and gave us downright awesome moments like this.

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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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LeBron Goes From Elite to Soldier, Completes Bobcats Sweep

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Game: Miami vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 31 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 3 steals

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LeBron James
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LeBron James
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DeMarre Carroll
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DeMarre Carroll Takes it Back in the Nike Air Bakin'

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Game: Miami vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 15 points

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Boris Diaw
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Boris Diaw Helps Spurs Even Series in the Hyperaggressor

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Game: San Antonio vs. Dallas
Key Stat: 17 points

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Sonny Gray
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Sonny Gray Shuts Out Rangers in the MVP Elite

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Game: Oakland vs. Texas
Key Stat: 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 K

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Sonny Gray
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Sonny Gray
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Shelvin Mack
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Shelvin Mack Explodes Off Bench for Hawks in the Kobe 8

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Game: Atlanta vs. Indiana
Key Stat: 20 points, 5 assists

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Shelvin Mack
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Shelvin Mack
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Paul Millsap
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Paul Millsap Goes Hard in the Zoom Crusader

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Player: Paul Millsap
Game: Atlanta vs. Indiana
Key Stat: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks

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Paul Millsap
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Norris Cole
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Norris Cole Reps the Red and Yellow in the Zoom Soldier VII

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Player: Norris Cole
Game: Miami vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 13 points

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Mike Scott
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Mike Scott Lets Loose From 3 in the Hyperdunk Low

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Game: Atlanta vs. Indiana
Key Stat: 17 points

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Mike Scott
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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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