Monday's game between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats started with a silent protest from Heat players in support of the Los Angeles Clippers ordeal with owner David Sterling.

Bocats equipment manager tried to pick up the warmups at center court, LeBron James told him to leave them in protest during shoot around.

It ignited a 31 point performance by James as the Heat moved to the Eastern Conference Semis by sweeping the Bobcats 109-98 and winning the series 4-0.