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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Game 4 round-up

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The Miami Heat completed a 4-0 whitewash of the Charlotte Bobcats last night, and the Washington Wizards lead 3-1 over the Chicago Bulls. The other ties are even and we take a look at all the action from Game 4 in the East.

LeBron James was the top scorer in the match between the Heat and the Bobcats, as Miami secured a 4-0 series victory at The Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday night. The potential 2014 MVP hit 31 and seven rebounds on a night where Heat proved too much for the home side.

The match remained tight until the second half when Heat turned it up and took control. A 32-17 third quarter effectively sealed the victory, and despite a rally from the Bobcats, Miami coasted to a 109-98 win that wrapped up the series for Erik Spoelstra's team.

A career high 32 for Taj Gibson could not stop Chicago Bulls from going down 98-89 in Washington against the Wizards. Trevor Ariza hit 30 which kept pace with Gibson and with the Bulls in general and keep the home side in the match.

After opening up a 10 point gap after the first quarter, it was a solid display from Randy Wittman's team and in front of the home crowd they did not let up. The Bulls rallied in the fourth to claw back 11 points but it was too late for a comeback as the series begins to slip away.

Despite having a cushion of 17 points at one stage, the Toronto Raptors levelled their series with The Brooklyn Nets following an 87-79 victory. DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points to take his tally for the series to 84 which has kept the Raptors in the game.

After losing such a strong lead the heads may have dropped in some teams, but Dwane Casey's side were able to put the brakes on the Nets and shut them out completely in the final five minutes to see the victory home. Game 5 takes place on Wednesday and Game 6 is Friday in Brooklyn.

Top seed the Indiana Pacers survived a scare from the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4, narrowly edging it by 91-88 thanks to some key 3-pointers. Pero Antic missed from outside the paint on the buzzer which would have forced overtime.

The Pacers have now regained home court advantage following their opening game loss, and Frank Vogel will be hoping that the number one seeds show why they occupied that position at the end of the regular season in the next two matches.

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