Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

Hawks may make it uncomfortable for Pacers

The last time the Hawks entered the playoffs as a No. 8 seed, it nonetheless was viewed as such a momentous occasion that coach Mike Woodson felt compelled to fulfill a promise and shave his head. We'll never know if it was the result of some otherworldly spiritual energy emanating from Woodson's globey head, but the 37-45 Hawks proceeded to stretch the 66-16 (and eventual league champion) Boston Celtics to a seven-game series, nearly pulling off one of the greatest upsets in NBA history.

Grizzlies can't float without Mike Conley

Alex Conley has watched his grandson score thousands of baskets at gymnasiums across the country, from elementary school heaves to gliding layups under the bright lights of the National Basketball Association.

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