By Sekou Smith, NBA.com
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — It’s all about you, tonight, Deron Williams.
Someone has to be in the eye of the 2014 playoffs storm every night and since Roy Hibbert is off, it’s most definitely your turn.
Brooklyn is definitely watching!
What’s it gonna be?
Heat @ Nets … #nosleeptilbrooklyn
24 – A quick Schuhbie Stat you can dip in ranch or blue cheese to get us ready …
And a little mood setter, too …
Lots of white and black in the crowd tonight here in Brooklyn, but a decent amount of Heat red in here, as well.—
Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 11, 2014
This is even better …
23 – I wonder if it bothers opponents to see LeBron James run through them in the lane like Godzilla through the middle of the city? #freighttrainjames
Lebron looking like he's in a zone…. Could get real fun…—
Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) May 11, 2014
And he does it on both ends …
Joe Johnson looked like the kids in the Land Cruiser as the Tyrannosaur approached with LeBron lining up for the chasedown—
Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) May 11, 2014
22 – The #NBAStyle Police have an APB out for Dwyane Wade
21 – Shaun Livingston from deep to end the first …(#freighttrainjames with 16 points in 12 minutes for the Heat)
LeBron before Game 2 on allowing buzzer-beaters: "I've gotten mad at a few of them. Then I watched them. There's nothing you can really do."—
Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) May 11, 2014
20 – It should be bonkers at the Moda Center in Portland tonight for Game 3 of this playoff double-header (#RipCity) …
19 – The D. Will-Hibbert connection strikes again …
Brooklyn might want to fly Bruce Weber in to support Deron Hibbert. I've never understood the DWill hype.—
Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 11, 2014
18 – “Hey, I’m trying to watch the game people!”
17 – Another coaching vacancy coming?
16 – The Barclays Bounce has the Nets playing with a wicked flow tonight. They’ve got it rocking. Ball is rotating like crazy on offense. The energy on both ends is high. They’ve got their largest lead of the series, 68-56 inside of five minutes to play in the third quarter.
It also helps when the elders move like they did years ago …
KG isn't moving like Abe Vigoda tonight. This is fun.—
Zach Harper (@talkhoops) May 11, 2014
15 – There’s a Teletovic Outbreak in Brooklyn right now!
Guarding LeBron, draining threes. Mirza Teletovic played one minute in last year's playoffs.—
John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) May 11, 2014
“Brooklyn” chants cranking up with the Nets blowing the game open in the third quarter. D. Will even hit a 3!
14 – Dust up time. Ray Allen vs Alan Anderson (I’m predicting double techs, nothing more … this game is over, btw! Nets raining 3s all night. It’s a wrap.)
This series is interesting all of a sudden.—
David Steele (@David_C_Steele) May 11, 2014
Does swipe from Ray Allen count as a . . . punch? Rod Thorn might be working on Mother's Day.—
Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 11, 2014
One thing we can all agree on: these Alan Anderson faces are great.—
Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 11, 2014
13 – From the “What in the name of Naismith?” files …
Anybody missing a scapegoat? Rockets bringing back head coach Kevin McHale, have fired assistant Dean Cooper, citing problems with defense.—
Fran Blinebury (@franblinebury) May 11, 2014
12 – We get Jay, Bey and Jake in Brooklyn. But they’ve got stars in Portland, too!
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will be at the Moda Center tonight for Game 3—
Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 11, 2014
Ndamukong Suh at Moda Center for Blazers-Spurs with his mother.—
John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) May 11, 2014
Jimmy Goldstein, too!
11 – A staggering 15-for-25 from deep for the Nets in a 14-point win to make things interesting …
No shock. Miami can't handle heat in Brooklyn. Nets win by 14. Series on.—
Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) May 11, 2014
10 – Hey Underdog, “put that on a T-shirt!”
Moda Center sign: “I’ve got the hots for Terry Stotts"—
Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 11, 2014
9 – Portland, we have a problem!
8 – This look sums it all up for the home crowd in Portland …
7 – Bow down to Timmy, passing Karl Malone for 5th place on the career playoff scoring list …
Duncan makes $10 million per year. How many lesser players make more?—
Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) May 11, 2014
6 – You don’t need advanced stats, analytics or any other tools when you have just plain math …
5 – I’ve been in the Moda Center (it was the Rose Garden then) when the home made runs like these. It can go from zero to nuclear in a matter of seconds …
Man, the roars in here sound very Game 4 Dallas-like. Way early, though.—
Mike Tokito (@mtokito) May 11, 2014
4 – That’s the idea #edgeofyourseat …
i hate that the blazers are keeping this just close enough that we can’t just go to sleep.—
Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) May 11, 2014
3 – Gregg Popovich spares no one!
And the results can be, in a word, breathtaking …
The Spurs are beautiful.—
Rachel Lauren (@Rachel92Lauren) May 11, 2014
They’ve got this basketball thing down, too!
Spurs mean bidness as they say in Texas.—
Shaun Powell (@Powell2daPeople) May 11, 2014
2 – Hard to argue with this at the moment, but we know where to find you when the season is done if your crystal ball has a crack in it …
1 – Spurs fans don’t need to hang their heads. Your team just ran into a machine. Spurs have been at this, at this level, for nearly tw decades. #SpursWayDon’tPlay
The Spurs have won their last 4 playoff games by a total of 79 points—
Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 11, 2014