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2014 NBA playoff schedule: Heat, Spurs move on to conference finals

Last year's two finalists are in the conference finals again. The Heat trailed by eight points with under four minutes left, but finished with a flourish to defeat the Nets, 96-94. Meanwhile, the Spurs annihilated the Blazers, 102-84.

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A decade of Heat and Spurs dominance in 1 chart

Which is to be expected, given they have won five of the past nine titles.


SB Nation 2014 NBA Playoff Bracket

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Nets say goodbye, Spurs roll over Blazers

The Heat rallied to knock off the Nets, while the Spurs took care of the Trail Blazers in easy fashion. Last year's two finalists are moving on.

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Spurs dominate Blazers, advance to WCF

The San Antonio Spurs cruised to a Game 5 win and will be moving on to the Western Conference Finals.

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Kawhi Leonard's hands are huge

Kawhi Leonard's hands are approximately the size of small airplanes. With hands that big, he's able to do freakishly-awesome things, like go straight from a dribble to palming the ball to dunking the ball all in one motion.

Ridiculous.

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Tony Parker leaves game with hamstring tightness

Tony Parker hurt his hamstring and will miss the rest of Game 5.

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Blazers channel 2004 Red Sox by wearing red socks

The Portland Trail Blazers wore red socks for Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The team hopes that the red socks will help them duplicate what the Boston Red Sox accomplished in 2004 when they came back from losing the first three games of a playoff series to the New York Yankees to win four straight. That Red Sox team then went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals and win their first World Series in 86 years. Blazers' head coach Terry Stotts reportedly showed his team film from the 2004 Red Sox improbable comeback to give them motivation.

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Portland winning this series isn't likely, but it also isn't impossible. After losing the first three games of the series, the Blazers won Game 4 to give themselves a tiny bit of hope. In order to pull off the historic comeback, they'll have to win the next three games, starting with Wednesday night's game in San Antonio.

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Heat top Nets, advance to ECF

The Heat are moving onto the Eastern Conference Finals!

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Heat, Spurs try to close out series

Both teams have home games against their respective semifinals opponents on their home floors on Wednesday night.

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Spurs try to close series against Trail Blazers

Portland saved their season with a win on their home floor on Saturday night, but the series heads back to San Antonio where the Spurs have a chance to clinch.

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Heat look to close out Nets in Game 5

Miami has a chance to close out the series on their home floor in Game 5.

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