NBA playoffs 2013: Rockets barely stave off elimination, Nets rout Bulls

Serge Ibaka's putback layup at the buzzer fell just short, allowing the Rockets to hang on for a 105-103 victory over the Thunder to stay alive in that best-of-seven series. Elsewhere, the Nets pulled away late and the Hawks tied their series at two against Indiana.

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The importance of Jackson's aggression

With Russell Westbrook sidelined, Reggie Jackson takes on added importance in the Thunder's offense. He will be ignored often so teams can double-team Durant. We look at how he adjusted to those situations in Monday's Game 4 in Houston.

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Monday night in GIFs

There were three NBA playoff games on Monday night. Check out all the best GIFs in case you missed anything.

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Parsons coming into his own as series continues

As the Rockets faced elimination on Monday night, they needed a strong game from superstar James Harden. They didn't get it, but the rest of the team came to the rescue.

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Nets, Rockets stay breathing, Hawks even series

With elimination at stake, Chandler Parsons and Brook Lopez had big nights to keep their teams in contention.

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Serge Ibaka misses easiest layup ever

Reggie Jackson missed the potential game-tying shot, but Serge Ibaka had a chance at the end. But he just missed it.

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Rockets hang on to avoid elimination

The Rockets got a stellar effort from Chandler Parsons and mitigated the effect of Kevin Durant to win 105-103 and avoid a sweep. The game ended when Serge Ibaka missed an open putback at the buzzer.

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Kevin Durant dunks on your entire team

Kevin Durant continues to amaze us. Just when we think he's done the most incredible thing he can do, he finds a way to top it. Check this out.

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Durant goes down but stays in

Thunder fans got a scare on Monday night when their superstar went down, but he appears to be well enough to continue to try to close out the Rockets in four games.

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Carlos Delfino dunkface on Kevin Durant

Carlos Delfino can dunk. And he can dunk on Kevin Durant. Check it out.

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Chuck hears all these idiots on TV

There appears to be a disagreement on the TNT halftime show. Let's see how it plays out.

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Durant shows he can do it all through two frames

Kevin Durant continued to showcase his dynamic playmaking ability through the first two quarters of Game 4 in the absence of starting point guard Russell Wesbrook. In short? He can do it all.

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Josh Smith's big night evens series

Josh Smith had a huge double-double as the Hawks went up early and were able to hold off the Pacers. The series heads to Indiana even at 2-2.

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Hawks fans go crazy!

The Atlanta Hawks held serve on their home court. A lot of that is because of their passionate fans, I guess.

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Lopez, Williams keep Nets alive in 110-91 win

The Brooklyn Nets answered the call after a fourth-quarter collapse in Game 4, outscoring the Chicago Bulls 33-18 in the final period of play behind Brook Lopez's 28 points.

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Tom Thibodeau is losing his mind

I'm not sure I know what Tom Thibodeau is doing, but I love it and I can't stop watching.

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Pacers can't stop Hawks at halftime

The Atlanta Hawks used a huge 22-3 run during the first half to take a big lead against the Indiana Pacers into halftime of Game 4.

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Durant and Thabeet wear awesome flower shirts

Without Russell Westbrook in the lineup, Kevin Durant took his place wearing a ridiculous outfit.

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Bulls try to eliminate Nets without Hinrich

The Bulls will try to end the Nets' season on Monday, but an injury to Kirk Hinrich could make closing things out a bit more difficult than expected.

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James Harden can't settle for jumpers

Thabo Sefolosha did a great job of defending James Harden in Game 3, forcing Houston's top offensive option to shoot just 40 percent. Harden has to be more aggressive driving to the basket if the Rockets want to avoid getting swept.

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OKC leads Houston 3-0 but questions still aplenty

Will the Houston Rockets finally get over the top to stave off elimination against the Oklahoma City Thunder?

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Hawks hope to even series with Pacers in Game 4

The Indiana Pacers hope to rebound after a dismal loss in Game 3 to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

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Hinrich out for Game 5

After playing 60 minutes in Game 4, Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich was wearing a walking boot on his left foot Monday and won't play in Game 5 due to a calf injury.

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