By JOHN LIKANJE
Heat Check is a weekly recap of the best basketball writing and analysis the internet has to offer.
- Anthony Davis (29 points and 12 boards) tallied his seventh double-double in 10 playoff games to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their third straight win over the Houston Rockets. Here’s a recap by FanSided writer Steven Kubitza.
- After Thursday’s loss, The Rockets are down 3-1 and on the verge of elimination. Game 5 is slated for Saturday night and former Pickin’ Splinters Ian Levy speculates whether the Rockets will need to make major offseason changes.
- While warming up for Game 4, Thursday night, LeBron James decided to display his long range shooting the best way he could: by launching an out-of-bounds shot while sitting on the sideline (via FanSided writer Scott Rogust).
- The Brooklyn Nets made a huge offseason splash by signing Steve Nash as their new head coach. This was a step in the right direction for the franchise, especially from Kevin Durant’s perspective. Durant discussed reuniting with his former player development coach in Golden State (via FanSided writer Mike Luciano).
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