Mike Conley outplayed NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and defensive ace Tony Allen harassed All-Star Klay Thompson into an off-shooting night as the Memphis Grizzlies stunned the top-seeded Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday.
Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening the Western Conference semifinals 1-1.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return tonight to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.
Wall, who finished out the series opener despite injuring his left hand, was a surprising scratch as top-seeded Atlanta evened its Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall’s absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
Forward DeMarre Carroll led five double-figure scorers with 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks used an 11-2 run midway through the final quarter to pull away for 106-90 Game Two victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
Thomas, a former Knicks coach and executive who was often a lightning rod for criticism, had been serving as an adviser to the Liberty in recent months.
Dolan, the Knicks’ owner, has decided to get into the business of raising reputations from the ashes. He has recalled Isiah Thomas from purgatory, to serve as president of the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty.
Isiah Thomas isn’t really back at MSG because in theory he’s never left.
Somehow, someway, Isiah Thomas was going to get back in the building.