*THE SUNS ALMOST AVOIDED THE LAKERS: Instead, the Suns will be the first #2 seed to ever be a first-round underdog after the Lakers rallied from down 13 at halftime to offset a heroic performance from Stephen Curry and beat the Warriors 103-100 > FOR A SUNS-LAKERS PREVIEW, TUNE IN FOR THE THURSDAY 9:15 SEGMENT OF THE SPORTS ZONE WITH GINA MIZELL OF SUNS.COM
*THE GRIZZLIES GOT A “BIG” PERFORMANCE: Jonas Valinciunas was the difference at both ends with 23 points and 23 rebounds. In the 100-96 win over the Spurs, the Grizzlies were +26 in the 38 minutes Valinciunas was on the court.
*WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THURSDAY: Will Russell Westbrook show up when it matters for the Wizards against the Pacers, something that has been a hit or miss proposition for much of his career?
*THE SUMMER LEAGUE IS RETURNING: According to NBA.com, The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League is back on the NBA Calendar. Set for Aug. 8-17, the Summer League returns to Las Vegas after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation last year. The 2021 edition is set to include all 30 teams with each playing five games.