MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves' five starters have logged more minutes than any other starting group in the NBA this year, in part because former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams couldn't gain the trust of coach Rick Adelman.
Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince gets some defensive help to double-team Thunder forward Kevin Durant.
OKLAHOMA CITY - With their trademark grit-and-grind mentality, the Memphis Grizzlies are making history for a franchise with little prior postseason success.
Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol splits Oklahoma defenders DeAndre Liggins, left, and Serge Ibaka in the first half. Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead for good.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
David West, who scored 30 points in the Pacers' win, shoots over Miami's Dwyane Wade on Friday. "He has a way of giving us contagious confidence," said Indiana coach Frank Vogel.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers proved one thing Friday night: Beating Miami last month was no fluke.
WASHINGTON - For the first 32 games of the season, the Washington Wizards were a sorry bunch - winning only four times.
Kobe Bryant (10) and LeBron James started for Team USA, but each played fewer than 18 minutes, and the two combined for 11 points.
Kobe Bryant takes a three-point shot in an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic. Bryant was 0 for 3 on three-point attempts.
LAS VEGAS - New role, same old result for Kevin Durant.
LAS VEGAS - Kevin Durant can't hide from the hurt this summer.
NBA legend Bill Russell presents LeBron James with the MVP award. James scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had 13 assists Thursday night.
MIAMI - Best player in the game. Best team in the league.
Miami's Shane Battier, right, gets physical with Kevin Durant as the Oklahoma City star shoots in the first half. Durant and the Thunder need a miracle now. No team in 30 tries has rallied to win from a 3-1 deficit in the finals.
MIAMI - LeBron James could hardly stand. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot.
MIAMI - Oklahoma City guard James Harden could only compliment the reporters for asking the questions.
OKLAHOMA CITY - When Lil Wayne turned down Kevin Durant's invitation to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, he missed quite a show by the three-time scoring champion.
Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka throws two of his 14 points down with authority in the first half.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.