The Brooklyn Nets stretched their first round series with the Chicago Bulls to a sixth game, while the Atlanta Hawks evened their series with Indiana Pacers at two games a piece and in a stunning finish the Houston Rockets hold off elimination for a at least one more game by winning game four against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Take a whip around the league and check out the highlights from all three postseason games last night right here on Slap Dog Hoops.
Yesterday was also monumental as it was the first time that a professional athlete on a professional sport franchise comes out of the closet. In a article that he wrote himself in Sports Illustrated, the Washington Wizards' Jason Collins finally opened up to the world the he is gay making history as the first active professional team athlete to ever do so. Check out this interview with League Commissioner David Stern as he discusses the recent news of Jason Collins' announcement of being gay and the impact it could have on the league moving forward.
Finally, let's take a look at the five best plays from an exciting playoff Monday night as selected by the editorial staff of NBA.com.