Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, blocks a shot by New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 106-94 to win the series 4-1 and advance to the second round.
Hear him roar
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol celebrates after making a shot during the first half of Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals in Memphis. The Grizzlies held off another comeback by the Los Angeles Clippers to win 92-80 and stay alive in the series. The Clippers still own a 3-2 lead heading into Friday's Game 6 in L.A.
It's getting away!
Grizzlies guard O. J. Mayo loses control of the ball as he is defended by Clippers forward Kenyon Martin (2) and Reggie Evans. The Grizzlies, who blew a 27-point lead in Game 1, nearly squandered a 24-point lead in Game 5.
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph shoots over the reach of Clippers forward Reggie Evans. Randolph finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, his best game of the series.
Clippers guard Chris Paul maneuvers around Grizzlies guard O. J. Mayo. Paul had 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals in the loss.
Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies tries to get past Blake Griffin. Gasol finished with a game-high 23 points.
Can't touch this
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley shoots the ball over Blake Griffin. Conley finished with nine points and six assists.
Heat forward LeBron James protects the ball from Knicks point guard Mike Bibby. James finished with 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Miami eliminated New York with a 106-94 victory Wednesday night.
Carmelo Anthony carried the Knicks offense again, scoring 35 points after netting 41 in Game 4. This time it wasn't enough as he took 31 shots, making 15 of them.
Meet the challenge
LeBron James blocks a shot by Knicks center Tyson Chandler.
Call him Lefty
Heat guard Dwyane Wade shoots with his left hand after getting fouled by Knicks forward Steve Novak. Wade finished with 19 points, though he missed 12 of 19 shots.
Heat forward Shane Battier, left, and guard Mario Chalmers pressure Knicks guard J.R. Smith, who scored 12 points on 3-of-15 shooting in the loss.
Carmelo Anthony is fouled by Heat shooting guard Mike Miller.
Reversal of fortune
Heat power forward Udonis Haslem is fouled by Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire. It was a forgettable series for Stoudemire, who missed Game 3 after injuring his left hand by punching a glass case surrounding a fire extinguisher following Game 2. He had 14 points and four rebounds in the finale before fouling out.