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Although it may very well change after tonight's Final Four match-ups, last night's Minnesota-Miami game is the frontrunner for basketball game of the week. The two east coast powerhouses were dead even through regulation and the first OT, but the Timberwolves finally pulled away with a 122-121 win thanks to a clutch free throw from Corey Brewer. The King and Co. were in top form, with LeBron netting 34 points and Mario Chalmers chipping in a season-high 24, but it just wasn't enough to stop Minnesota's deep roster. Chase Budinger (picutred, right) had a huge night for the Wolves with 24 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists, while Kevin Love (left) added 28. But the most interesting stat of the night is that the Heat fell to 2-4 in overtime games this season, a stark contrast to their 5-1 OT record last year.

Around the league, Michael Carter-Williams had a strong showing as Philadelphia was able to pick up a rare win in Boston and Jeff Teague led Atlanta to a blowout win over the Cavs.

All this, plus MLB action featuring cleats from Charlie Blackmon, Miguel Cabrera, Sean Rodriguez, and more after the break.

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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Shaun Livingston Powers Brooklyn Past Pistons 

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Player: Shaun Livingston
Game: Brooklyn vs. Detroit
Key Stat: 23 points, 6 assists

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Sean Rodriguez
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Sean Rodriguez Drives in 4 Runs as Rays Pound Rangers

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Player: Sean Rodriguez
Game: Tamba Bay vs. Tecas
Key Stat: 1 HR, 4 RBI

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Miguel Cabrera
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Miguel Cabrera Goes 4-5 in the New Balance 3000

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Game: Detroit vs. Baltimore
Key Stat: 4-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI

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Michael Carter-Williams
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Carter-Williams Leads 76ers in the Zoom HyperRev

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Game: Philadelphia vs. Boston
Key Stat: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists

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Michael Carter-Williams
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Jeff Teague
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Jeff Teague Handles Cleveland in the D Rose 4.5

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Player: Jeff Teague
Game: Atlanta vs. Cleveland
Key Stat: 20 points, 12 assists

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Chase Budinger
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Chase Budinger Rallies Wolves in PEAK PE

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Player: Chase Budinger
Game: Minnesota vs. Miami
Key Stat: 24 points

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Charlie Blackmon
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Charlie Blackmon Goes 6-6 in the Nike Huarache Pro Metal

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Player: Charlie Blackmon
Game: Colorado vs. Arizona
Key Stat: 6-6, 1 HR, 5 RBI

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Charlie Blackmon
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Charlie Blackmon
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Torii Hunter
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Torii Hunter Chips in for Tigers in the Swingman MVP 2

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Game: Detroit vs. Baltimore
Key Stat: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI

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Torii Hunter
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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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