MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The Grizzlies want to make sure everyone knows that just because Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for flopping by the NBA, it doesn't mean the key foul he drew in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wasn't a flagrant.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The American Red Cross will be accepting donations from fans attending the Memphis Grizzlies' next two home games in the Western Conference finals against San Antonio, and guard Tony Allen will matching those gifts.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The mayor of San Antonio says everyone knows the best barbecue and basketball comes from Texas. The mayor of Memphis notes barbecue is prized in his city, where restaurant smoke stacks rise like steeples.
NEW YORK- P.J. Carlesimo thinks the Brooklyn Nets' goal of winning a championship within the next two years is "maybe not totally realistic," though he believes they are a contender in the Eastern Conference.
7-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning joined the Tim Brando Show to discuss the Charlotte Bobcats changing their name back to the Hornets, the NBA Conference Finals as well as the Lakers' disappointing season.
SAN ANTONIO- San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker plans to have an MRI on Thursday on his troublesome left calf, although he doesn't expect to miss any playing time in the Western Conference finals.
SAN ANTONIO- The Memphis Grizzlies called their woeful performance against San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference finals an aberration. It wasn't their brand of basketball, they said. Things would change, they insisted.
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.
MIAMI- A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and more than a few sharp-tongued comments.
OAKLAND, Calif.- 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.
SAN ANTONIO- Danny Green failed to step up quickly enough on a pick, allowing Golden State's Stephen Curry to hit an open 3-pointer. The roar of the Oracle Arena crowd Thursday night was nothing compared to Tony Parker's tirade at Green over the defensive lapse.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
OAKLAND, Calif.- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with the same style that has carried them to four NBA titles.