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, Tenn. - On the best playoff run in their short history, the Memphis Grizzlies aren't satisfied with just reaching their first Western Conference final.
The San Antonio Spurs bench cheers along with forward Kawhi Leonard after he nailed a late three-point shot to help his team stave off Golden State.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.
The biggest defensive adjustment Oklahoma City has made was putting Thabo Sefolosha, rear, on Tony Parker.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Down and nearly out less than a week ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a momentum shift to the brink of the NBA Finals.
OKLAHOMA CITY - When Lil Wayne turned down Kevin Durant's invitation to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, he missed quite a show by the three-time scoring champion.
Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka throws two of his 14 points down with authority in the first half.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.
Tony Parker, driving on Kendrick Perkins, led the Spurs with 34 points. "I just tried to be aggressive," Parker said.
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway.