THE FACTS: Tony Parker scored 20 points and had nine assists in 33 minutes to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 105-83 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Game 2 is Tuesday at AT&T Center.
A team built to win a title now didn't get close.
The Indiana Pacers had the No. 1 defense in the NBA this season and just shut down Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks over six games. The Miami Heat had the league's No. 1 offense and just dispatched Tom Thibodeau's D in five. The trump card in the Eastern Conference finals, tipping off Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT) in Miami, may be the four-time MVP.
THE FACTS: The least experienced Indiana starter came up the biggest when it mattered most as Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 25 points and added 10 rebounds to spark the Pacers to a series-clinching 106-99 victory over New York Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004. Paul George scored 23 and Roy Hibbert 21 with 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Pacers, who earned a rematch of last year's conference semifinal loss to Miami. New York got 39 points from Carmelo Anthony but saw its season come to an end in Game 6.
Indiana Pacers guard George Hill has been cleared to play Saturday night against the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Half-moon hoops, double rims, chain-linked fences for out-of-bounds lines and no net that anyone can recall.
The Indiana Pacers won't know until Saturday night whether point guard George Hill will start in Game 6 against New York.
Serbian police say Predrag Danilovic, who played for the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, is seriously injured after being stabbed in a fight.
Measurements for 2013 NBA Draft prospects at the pre-Draft Combine in Chicago, Ill.
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Rookie forward Draymond Green walked out of Golden State's practice facility Friday holding a yellow "We Are Warriors" shirt, taking home the small souvenir to savor the team's captivating playoff run.