Topic: Norris Cole
Monday night, Miami beat Chicago, and Memphis outlasted Oklahoma City to each go up 3-1 in their respective NBA Eastern and Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
The Heat leads the series over Oklahoma City, 3-1. One year after losing to Dallas in the NBA Finals, Miami is on the cusp of its first title in six years. Game 5 takes place Thursday evening in Miami.
Boston survived a second-half implosion to defeat Miami in overtime Sunday night. Action now moves to Miami for Game 5 on Tuesday night (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. Eastern).