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Looking like a heavyweight fighter after a 12 round bout with his biggest opponent, Steve Nash finally led the Suns past the San Antonio Spurs in a playoff series. In ten of the last nineteen seasons these two teams have met in the playoffs, yet Phoenix had never beaten the Spurs with Nash at the helm. That changed Sunday, as Nash took an elbow to the right eye from Tim Duncan that left him viewing the game through one eye for much of the second half. Despite the injury, Nash looked like the MVP of old as the Suns completed the four game sweep of the Spurs, and now await the outcome of the Lakers versus Jazz series, which is also looking like a sweep is in the future.

In the East, Rajon Rondo led the Celtics past the Cavaliers in Boston to even up the series at two games apiece. Rondo finished with 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, a number only matched by two other players in NBA Playoff history — Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain. Down in Atlanta, the Hawks looked to hand the Orlando Magic their first loss of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, but the Magic aren’t quite ready to lose. Orlando won by 30 and will look to finish off the Hawks tonight in game four of the series.

Josh Smith shoots a jump hook wearing the adidas TS Supernatural Commander PE.

Mike Bibby shoots a jumper while wearing the Jordan CP3.III PE over Jameer Nelson, wearing the Reebok Takin’ Krazy II.

Dwight Howard shoots over Josh Smith, both wearing the adidas TS Supernatural Commander PE.

Rashard Lewis in the Nike Air Max A Lot, defended by Joe Johnson in the Jordan Jumpman Pro.

Kobe Bryant shoots a floater in the Nike Zoom Kobe V Playoff.

Carlos Boozer, wearing the Nike Air Max Hyperize PE, battles with Pau Gasol in the Nike Hyperize PE.

Amare Stoudemire (left) in the Nike KD II.

Steve Nash in the Nike Cradle Rock Low.

Kevin Garnett in the adidas TS Supernatural Commander PE.

Glenn Davis celebrating in the Air Jordan 9 Anniversary Edition.

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron VII PS.

Entertainer John Legend, an Ohio native, came out to watch the Cavs wearing the Jordan L’Style One.