INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana spent the entire season perfecting its defense.
Memphis' Mike Conley, driving on Serge Ibaka, just missed a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Memphis Grizzlies wouldn't let Kevin Durant come through in the clutch for the second straight time.
Carmelo Anthony, driving past Roy Hibbert, paced the Knicks with 32 points, including 16 in a game-breaking 30-2 run over the third and fourth quarters.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with his scoring - 27 points - and his encouragement of teammate Kevin Martin.
HOUSTON - Kevin Durant texted Kevin Martin after his terrible performance in Game 5 to send words of encouragement and tell him Durant knew Martin would bounce back Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY - James Harden lacked the energy to get through a morning shoot-around. Then he found the strength to fill the Houston Rockets with life in a playoff series that had started to look hopeless.
New York's Carmelo Anthony is feeling some pain, but Boston's Jason Terry (4) is simply feeling it. Terry, a former Arizona Wildcats star, came off the bench and scored 17 points in the Celtics' Game 5 victory.
NEW YORK - Back in the series, now back to Boston.
Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, right, scored 33 points at the other end and gets a hand in the face of the Clippers' Blake Griffin on defense.
DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 33 points, including the first eight in overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks beat one of the top four teams in the Western Conference on Tuesday night for the first time this season with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul George shoots over New York's Tyson Chandler in Indiana's win Thursday. "We want ... to compete for the No. 1 spot," said George of the 22-14 Pacers.
INDIANAPOLIS - First the Heat, now the Knicks.
MIAMI - LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanged words. Dwyane Wade and Serge Ibaka did a little shoving. Five technical fouls were called, and Russell Westbrook punched a table in frustration.
Steve Nash drives between Knicks guard Jason Kidd, left, and Raymond Felton in Nash's second game back from a broken leg.
LOS ANGELES - The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Lakers' confounding season so far are starting to fall into place.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes Tuesday night, and the Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in coach Mike D'Antoni's sideline debut.
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 on Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.