BROOOOKLYN! After a fiery start to their postseason run, the Miami Heat fell to the Brooklyn Nets last night 90-104. LeBron and company were in top form, but the Nets relied on a three-point assault to wear away at the defending champs. Joe Johnson had 19 while Andray Blatche chipped in a career playoff high 15, pushing Brooklyn to 1-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The home win helped the Nets make a strong statement as they were able to withstand a 28-point showing from LeBron, and they’ll look to swing momentum back their way during Game 4 on Monday night. Brooklyn managed to sweep Miami in all four of their regular season games, but it remains to be seen if they’ll be able to carry that luck into the postseason.
Things aren’t looking good for the Portland Trail Blazers, who at one point had the best record of 2013-14. After last night’s 103-118 loss to San Antonio, they’re now down 0-3 and facing elimination. After truly remarkable seasons from players like Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldrige, Portland’s now on the chopping block and they’ll face a must-win situation on Monday night at 10:30PM Eastern. Find out which kicks powered the veteran Spurs to victory 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.