- David West's right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It will be the same home court, the same boisterous fans, the same rally towels that were in play in the first round of the playoffs when the Memphis Grizzlies returned to FedEx Forum trailing the Los Angeles Clippers, two games to nothing.
The Indiana Pacers gave away a golden opportunity when their stout defense crumbled down the stretch of Game 1.
MIAMI - A day after one of their own was accused of dirty play, the Miami Heat chose to keep the focus on basketball.
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez will reportedly undergo surgery Friday to remove loose particles from both ankles.
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.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been fined $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules, the NBA announced Friday.
LeBron James led the Miami Heat to victory in Game 1 and on Friday, the defending champions will try for a 2-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.
When Chris Andersen does something particularly impressive for the Miami Heat, a heavy metal guitar riff blares through their arena. Some children have shown up for games with replicas of his tattoos drawn upon their bodies. Others have gotten their hair gelled and shaped to match his Mohawk 'do.
Deciding who plays, and when they don't, is one of the toughest parts of coaching.
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 be potentially demoralizing to the Indiana Pacers.
In the days leading up to the Eastern Conference finals, Heat big man Chris Andersen worked constantly on spacing the floor inside the paint to provide an extra option for driving teammates.
All it took was a couple of minutes, and the Milwaukee Bucks' hard work through three quarters came undone.
Paul George did all he could.
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.
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