Memphis guard Tony Allen is fouled by San Antonio forward Tim Duncan, who scored 15 points.
San Antonio guard Tony Parker, right, is hugged by teammate DeJuan Blair after Parker had his best postseason game.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since they won their last championship back in 2007.
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.
San Antonio's Tim Duncan, splitting Memphis defenders Zach Randolph (left) and Marc Gasol, had 17 points and nine rebounds despite foul trouble.
Memphis guard Jerryd Bayless, a former UA Wildcat, makes a pass against the Spurs' Cory Joseph. Bayless, with 18 points, helped rally the Grizzlies.
SAN ANTONIO - When Tony Parker started running low on masterful plays, Tim Duncan was there to take over and carry the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
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.
Long before he met with coach Sean Miller to discuss joining the Arizona Wildcats’ coaching staff this spring, Damon Stoudamire’s image was already on a McKale Center hallway, his name was in the rafters and his numbers were prominently in the school record book.
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.
Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol splits Oklahoma defenders DeAndre Liggins, left, and Serge Ibaka in the first half. Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead for good.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
Denver's Andre Iguodala, a former Wildcat, slams one in against Golden State. Iguodala led the Nuggets with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
DENVER - Kenneth Faried put his foot down 48 hours after putting his size-16 sneaker through the wall in the visiting locker room in Oakland, sparking a debate about dirty play.
LOS ANGELES - Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Memphis' Tony Allen and Clippers guard Chris Paul battle for the ball in a rough-and-tumble Game 3.