Mike Conley wouldn't let Zach Randolph take the blame for the Memphis Grizzlies' blowout loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Monta Ellis was part of an eighth-seeded team that stunned a heavily favored top seed during the 2007 NBA playoffs.
If this whole coaching thing doesn't work out, Frank Vogel probably has future in fight promotion.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - There is more clarity to the Kings' ownership situation.
Here's why the San Antonio Spurs spanked the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1.
Stumbling in playoff series openers is nothing new for the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies have lost the opener in each round of this year's playoffs, but not like this.
Sam Hinkie's tenure in Houston was never about Sam Hinkie, he'll tell you. It was really about the system. Now that Hinkie has become the new general manager and president of basketball operations for the 76ers, the question is: Can he bring that system to Philadelphia?
Johnny Boychuk, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in succession to break open a tie game and stake the Boston Bruins to a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the New York Rangers following Sunday's 5-2 Game 2 victory at TD Garden. Boston took a 1-0 series lead with a hard-earned 3-2 overtime triumph on Thursday, but left little doubt about the outcome of this one after reeling off three unanswered goals to support a stout effort between the pipes from Tuukka Rask. Marchand added an assist in the triumph, with Torey Krug delivering a goal and an assist for Boston and Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each contributing a pair of helpers. Rask turned aside 35 shots to outshine counterpart Henrik Lundqvist, with the reigning Vezina Trophy recipient stopping just 27-of-32 chances as the Rangers fell to 1-5 on the road in these playoffs. New York, which also fell into an 0-2 hole before rallying to top Washington in seven games in the opening round, will attempt to bounce back when the series shifts to Madison Square Garden for Tuesday's Game 3. The Rangers did get a goal from Rick Nash, the talented sniper's first of this year's postseason, with Ryan Callahan also lighting the lamp in the loss.
From start to finish, the veteran-laden San Antonio Spurs played with the confidence of a team in search of its fifth NBA championship.
The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
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The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies will battle for the Western Conference title, starting with Game 1 Sunday afternoon at the AT&T Center.
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Golden State Warriors have earned their optimism fair and fervently this time.
For a brief moment Wednesday night, the armor was lifted and, with the right eyes, you could see into Dwyane Wade's soul - observe the working parts that motivate one of the toughest competitors in professional sports.
SAN ANTONIO - Surprise, surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers made it to the Western Conference finals.
Carmelo Anthony was nearly unstoppable for three quarters.
Brendan Smith netted the game-winning goal late in the second period, part of a four-goal burst which lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to even this Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece. Damien Brunner, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who recovered nicely following Wednesday's series-opening 4-1 loss. Henrik Zetterberg posted two assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots for the win. Patrick Kane registered the lone goal and Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the Blackhawks, who saw their eight-game win streak against Detroit ended. Game 3 shifts to Joe Louis Arena on Monday.
MIAMI - The rivalry has simmered for a year.
Indiana spent the entire season perfecting its defense.
Unlike the New York Knicks, Lance Stephenson didn't want to go back home.
MINNEAPOLIS - Dave Joerger is the lead assistant for coach Lionel Hollins with the Memphis Grizzlies. They open play in the Western Conference finals on Sunday in San Antonio.
CHICAGO - Fresh on the job, Flip Saunders, the Minnesota Timberwolves' new president of basketball operations, worked the room when NBA executives, coaches, scouts and 60 prospects in the June draft gathered in Chicago for three days last week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats are on their way to becoming the Charlotte Hornets.