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.