The Miami Heat put on a show for the ages, while the Golden State Warriors exorcised some long-standing demons in a thrilling night of postseason hoops that evened the playing field in two conference semifinals.
It's hard to trump a 37-point playoff victory, but it's even harder to shake a 16-year-old monkey off your back.
The Warriors were finally able to snap a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio with a 100-91 win over the Spurs at the AT&T Center, while the Heat cruised to one of the most decisive victories in playoff history. Their 115-78 rout of the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 not only evened up their Eastern Conference semifinal series, but it also sent both clubs into the history books.
Miami just set two playoff records: worst loss margin in Bulls franchise history, and largest win margin in Heat franchise history (37 pts).— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) May 9, 2013
Miami's Big Three came to life, while the Warriors guards gave a bit of credence to Mark Jackson's tremendous praise of his perimeter shooters.
With games resuming Friday for these four clubs, there's no time to waste to identify Wednesday night's biggest winners and losers.