MIAMI (AP) -- 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.
DENVER (AP) -- Masai Ujiri has done a masterful job of reshaping the Nuggets into a Western Conference contender ever since Carmelo Anthony forced his way out of Denver.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The NBA has fined Grizzlies guard Tony Allen $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rule during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- 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, Tenn. (AP) -- 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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski just couldn't pass on ''the ultimate honor'' of representing his country again as the U.S. men's national team coach.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Even if the San Antonio Spurs can't help but feel a touch uneasy about their 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals, Tony Parker is completely comfortable.
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on top of the NBA draft yet again, only this time there is no LeBron James waiting to save them. There may not even be a Kyrie Irving.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Flynn Robinson, who was on the 1971-1972 Lakers team that won Los Angeles its first NBA title, has died at age 72.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- 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.
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.
TORONTO (AP) -- Bryan Colangelo is still president of the Toronto Raptors, but he's no longer the club's general manager.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner David Stern believes he is leaving the NBA in great shape and in great hands in looking back on his nearly 30-year tenure as the league's boss.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire will go into next season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job.
Mike Krzyzewski had decided to remain coach of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.
MIAMI (AP) -- 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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- What's not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- When Tony Parker started running low on masterful plays, Tim Duncan was there to take over and lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan wants to ''bring the buzz back'' to Charlotte.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Two brothers allege that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pat Williams is pretty good at being lucky, and he's got a hunch.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Chris Hansen is not going away in his pursuit of bringing the NBA back to Seattle.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Pacers forward David West is expected to play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Miami, despite an injured right leg.