Baxter Holmes discusses why the Trail Blazers had a laminated card displayed in their locker room which contained an anti-Spanish-players sentiment.
The Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players" before their game against the Grizzlies.
Our writers break down the highlights and lowlights from the first weekend of NBA playoff action.
One will hit the free-agent market bitter and disappointed when this series ends, and Marc Gasol nudged LaMarcus Aldridge one step closer on Sunday.
Any positives were hard to find for the Trail Blazers -- almost impossible, really -- after their 100-86 loss to the Grizzlies in Game 1.
Damian Lillard's Game 1 against the Grizzlies was a far cry from his magical playoff debut last year, but he has a comeback plan: keep shooting.
Memphis won Game 1 by how it limited the Trail Blazers best offensive options.
Beno Udrih scores 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in Memphis' 100-86 win over Portland.
Reserve Beno Udrih scored 20 points and the Grizzlies never trailed in routing the Trail Blazers 100-86 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series.
The Blazers entered the playoffs last season under similar circumstances. Will Portland pull off a surprise of Memphis?
Guards Mike Conley and Tony Allen, hobbled this season for Memphis, both intend to play in Game 1 on Sunday against Portland.
The Indiana Pacers have won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz, giving them slightly better odds at winning the draft lottery.
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning detail how to bet the 2015 NBA playoffs, including Vegas rankings, best bets and picks for every series.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts which West teams will advance to Round 2.
The Grizzlies are a much better team on defense when SG Tony Allen is in the game.
Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
The Western Conference playoffs will be surely one to remember.
This season's Western Conference might be the best the game has ever seen. Want to reach the promised land? You'll have to survive the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
The Spurs have experience. The Clippers have explosiveness. The Pelicans have Anthony Davis. But does anyone have enough to beat the Warriors?
Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
As of Wednesday, there was no public timeline when PG Mike Conley or SG Tony Allen will rejoin the active roster.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol scored an efficient career-high 33 points against the Pacers on the final day of the regular season.
Paul George was carried off in the fourth quarter with a sore left calf as the Pacers failed to make the playoffs with a 95-83 loss to the Grizzlies and the Nets beating the Magic.
Pacers' playoff hopes end with 95-83 loss to Grizzlies
What's at stake on the final day of the regular season? Here's a look.
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