MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The towels are showing up all around Memphis. They hang over neighborhood signs and even at a door to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Former Arizona State star Lionel Hollins guided the Grizzlies to a 56-26 record this season and club records for home wins and road wins.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
MIAMI - Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a playoff game on the road against the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralize the Indiana Pacers.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
Miami guard Dwyane Wade, reacting to a dunk against Chicago in Game 5, says his bruised right knee is good enough for him to play tonight.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade's rookie season ended with a playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. The next year, the Miami Heat were headed to the Eastern Conference finals and certain that an NBA championship was in their sights.
Memphis' Marc Gasol defends San Antonio's Tim Duncan.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks broke out just enough to stay in it.
DALLAS - NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise.
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.
While appearing in 139 games with the Arizona Wildcats, Solomon Hill played at New York, Maui, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and in seven NCAA tournament contests.
Indiana Pacers guard George Hill gets off a shot despite a double-team by New York guard Raymond Felton (2) and center Tyson Chandler. Hill finished with 26 points.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers finally figured it out.
San Antonio's Tim Duncan (21) blocks a shot by Golden State's Harrison Barnes during the second half.
San Antonio's Tony Parker passes around Golden State's Festus Ezeli. Parker had 25 points and 10 assists.
SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich urged his San Antonio Spurs to raise their energy to almost maniacal levels, because winning the battle on the boards and for loose balls was critical against the athletic Golden State Warriors.