Check out how the Heat’s triple screen action for Ray Allen works.
"Yeah, the short roll is a dangerous play. Because any defense, the best way to attack a defense is to get the ball to the middle of the floor. And when you're aggressive on the pick-and-roll defense against a non-threat especially, where they are looking to pass, you give up the short roll. And then depending on the player, they have a menu of things they can do. They can take one dribble and they are at the rim, they can kick to three-point shooters. And it puts unnecessary pressure on your defense.
Most Important Player: Miami Heat
Jack Maloney (@jmaloney9): LeBron James
I wrote before the last series that the most important player for the Heat is, and always will be, LeBron James. And
Eastern Conference Finals, Pacers vs. Heat,
The second straight year in this round that they’ll meet.
Stephenson, Lance vs. Dwyane, Wade
Nothing to manufacture, a hatred already made.
The Nets did their best,
But they weren’t much of a test.
Miami’s on championship quest
To beat the best of the West.
Ray Allen gave the final blow,
The Nets, again were just too slow.
The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat both advanced to their respective Conference Finals again. It's the fourth time in five years for the Spurs, and the fourth straight trip for the Heat.
The Heat closed out the Nets earlier tonight, winning 96-94.
Late in the fourth quarter, they took the lead thanks to a Ray Allen three. Watch as their bench goes nuts after Ray dropped the triple.
LeBron is awesome.
Shane Battier is selling a Heatles poster to benefit his foundation.
All the .gifs, Vines, videos, pictures, and tweets you need from last night in the NBA Playoffs.