In another Western Conference slugfest that went down to the wire, Tony Allen was the unsung hero of the evening.
Recapping all the action from the opening days of the playoffs
The Larry O'Brien trophy isn't the only thing driving this year's playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off.
Are you a Memphis Grizzlies fan looking to head to Oklahoma City for the Thunder v Grizzlies game? If so, don't buy your ticket through Ticketmaster.
We've seen this movie before, the one in which David meets Goliath, Rocky Balboa fights Apollo Creed, William Wallace offers the bloods of thousands of Scots in return for a small taste of freedom. It's the one where the underdog, shorthanded for some reason, fights tooth and nail for a shot at something greater than they could've ever imagined.
What can Jason Williams and Mike Bibby's time with and after Rick Adelman tell us about Ricky Rubio's future?
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the biggest surprises this season. After a disappointing start, which saw them float around the .500 mark for the first half of the year, they found their rhythm when the heart and soul of their team, Marc Gasol, returned from a sprained MCL in January.
The Memphis Grizzlies got off to a rough start this season, but they're peaking at the right time and are looking like a team nobody wants to play against come playoff time.
In which Jared fails to correctly discern days of the week.
In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected James Johnson from Wake Forest with the 16th overall pick. While he showed flashes of potential in his rookie season in Chicago, it was one plagued with inconsistency. For every block, steal or offensive rebound, there were missed shots and turnovers, leading him to playing spot minutes off of Vinny Del Negro's bench.