SAN ANTONIO — Stumbling in playoff series openers is nothing new for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Suns fans have a visceral connection to the 1993 NBA Finals. They still hear the swish that accompanied John Paxson's title-winning 3-pointer, still feel the 105-degree heat that baked the city during the celebratory downtown parade.For Jerry Colangelo, the memories are particularly powerful because events on and off the court during that series helped define his legacy.
The Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has indicated that he is not interested in returning to the sideline.
Converting lobs from Andre Miller and protecting the rim defensively, Nuggets center JaVale McGee averaged 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.99 blocks in 18.1 minutes per game. His .575 field-goal percentage was a career-best and ranked third in the NBA.
Physical measurements and drills testing numbers don’t define a player, but when players like Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo put up the kind of results they turned in at the NBA draft combine, it can’t hurt their draft stock.