The Spurs were simply too much for the Grizzlies in Game 1, winning 105-83 to take the early advantage in the Western finals. San Antonio hit 14 threes to go with 28 assists.
Baseball belongs to young power arms, the most fascinating of which is the Mets' Matt Harvey. Armed with four plus pitches-and a small chip on his shoulder from a draft slight six years ago-he might just end up owning a Yankees town.
SI's 10th annual list of the most highly compensated athletes in the U.S. is headlined by a boxer but dominated by baseball players, who occupy exactly half the spots.
For seven days SI went behind the scenes with Memphis as the western conference contenders improvised a game plan for the Thunder, bounced back from a grueling defeat-and got their hair cut just right.