2014 NBA playoff schedule: LeBron, Heat take 3-1 lead over Nets; Blazers beat Spurs

LeBron James scored 49 points in Brooklyn Monday night, but the Nets took Miami to the waning seconds of the game before the Heat won, 102-96. Portland rode a big third quarter to a 103-92 win over the Spurs, keeping San Antonio from advancing.

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'The People's Champ' saves the Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are still alive thanks to an unlikely force buried deep on their bench for most of the season.


Proof LeBron owns Paul Pierce, in one chart

Maybe don't volunteer to take on LeBron by yourself, Mr. The Truth.


LeBron goes off

LeBron scored 49, the Blazers survived and Donald Sterling continued to make an ass out of himself.


Good morning, LeBron is a good role model

King James outperformed Donald Sterling on Monday. Here's your Tuesday NBA newsletter.


Gregg Popovich sits, scorns

A reporter asked Gregg Popovich the following question:

Popovich answered the question briefly:

"Sure. You always want to win on the road, and in the playoffs. And if you do it's a plus."

Okay, any more questions?

So, yes?


Portland fends off elimination vs. Spurs

San Antonio had a chance to sweep its way into the conference finals on Monday, but the Trail Blazers weren't about to let it happen.


Damian Lillard beats three Spurs for big dunk

Damian Lillard is out here winning the Skills Competition and the Dunk Contest simultaneously while the rest of y'all are playing a game:


And you get the final prize, Tim Duncan.


LeBron misses free throw for 50

LeBron's playoff career high is 49. He could've broken that with a nice, round 50 with a throwaway free throw at the end of Miami's big Game 4 win in Brooklyn, but...


...nope. Whatever. Round numbers are for losers. Would've been nice, though, eh? Stupid ball:



LeBron scores 49, Heat go up 3-1

The Heat went up 3-1 against the Brooklyn Nets behind a huge night from James.


Kevin Garnett turns back time, drops tip dunk

Kevin Garnett only has so much juice left in the ol' legs, so he's gotta use it sparingly. Opportunity knocked when Deron Williams rimmed out a floater:


He *can* do that. Maybe only once a week or so, but he can.


Charles Barkley wonders where Solange is

Chuck's gonna get himself kicked.


LeBron James dunks so, so hard in transition

That rumble you felt wasn't an earthquake. Just LeBron doing his thing.



Heat eye rebound against Nets, Blazers host Spurs

The Miami Heat enter their first rebounding game of the postseason while the Blazers hope to avoid a sweep against the Spurs.


Spurs go for the sweep against Blazers

The San Antonio Spurs have the Portland Trail Blazers playing for their lives in Game 4.


Nets battle Heat in crucial Game 4

The Nets try to even up their series against the Heat on Monday.

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