Apr 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) passes the ball between Utah Jazz players Gordon Hayward (20) and Paul Millsap (24) during the first half of game one in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T Center.
What a comeback!
Blake Griffin celebrates with DeAndre Jordan after the Clippers rallied from a 27-point deficit for a 99-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Never give up
Chris Paul, who scored just one point in the first half, finished with 14 points and 11 assists as the Clippers closed the game on a 28-3 run. Paul's free throws with 23.7 seconds left ended up winning the game.
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley celebrates after making a 3 pointer during the second half. Memphis led by 27 points in the third quarter and by 21 points at the start of the fourth.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol helped Memphis get off to a big start with 12 points in the first half, but he had just two in the second as the Grizzlies got away from their inside game.
Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay shoots the ball against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the first half. Gay missed a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds.
You like stuffing?
Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay blocks a shot by Clippers forward Caron Butler, who broke his left hand later in the game.
Take that, Blake
Grizzlies forward Dante Cunningham dunks the ball over Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who usually is the one posterizing opponents. Memphis built a 27-point lead in the third quarter but fell apart in the fourth.
You're outta here!
Official Marc Davis ejects Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics in the closing minutes of an 83-74 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Rondo may face a suspension after bumping Davis while arguing a call.
Hawks forward Josh Smith drives past Celtics forward Brandon Bass. Smith had 22 points and 18 rebounds in Atlanta's 83-74 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce passes the ball from the floor between Atlanta's Marvin Williams (left) and Jannero Pargo. Pierce finished with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting.
Go after it
Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett (5) and point guard Rajon Rondo (9) battle for a rebound with Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) and power forward Josh Smith (5).
Hawks forward Josh Smith is fouled by Celtics forward Brandon Bass while chasing down a loose ball next to Boston's Kevin Garnett (left) during the fourth quarter. The foul call led to Rajon Rondo's ejection for bumping an official.
Get that outta here!
Lakers center Andrew Bynum blocks a shot by Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson during Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal in Los Angeles. Bynum tied an NBA playoff record with 10 blocks and finished with a triple-double in L.A.'s 103-88 victory.
You're too late
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is charged with goaltending on this basket by Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant finished with 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting.
He has a prayer
Mike Brown's first playoff game as Lakers coach was a successful one as Los Angeles controlled the tempo and forced Denver, the league's highest-scoring team, to shoot 35 percent from the field.
A sweet dish
Lakers forward Pau Gasol throws a behind-the-head pass to Jordan Hill past Denver's Danilo Gallinari (left) and Kenneth Faried. Gasol had eight assists, eight rebounds and 13 points.
In his clutches
Nuggets center Javale McGee snags this rebound away from Lakers center Jordan Hill. But Hill, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, had a better game than McGee, who missed all six of his shots and finished with six rebounds.
Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double in 21 years with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
A step ahead
Spurs guard Tony Parker drives to the basket in front of Jazz center Enes Kanter. Parker had 28 points and eight assists in San Antonio's 106-91 victory in Game 1.
An old jam
Spurs forward Tim Duncan dunks during a vintage performance by the four-time champion. Duncan finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
No way out
Jazz forward Gordon Hayward looks to pass while being surrounded by Stephen Jackson (3) and Manu Ginobili. Utah shot 42 percent and committed 16 turnovers in the loss.
Pass it up
Spurs guard Tony Parker passes the ball between Jazz players Gordon Hayward (20) and Paul Millsap.
In the dumps
Jazz center Al Jefferson (left) and forward Paul Millsap look on dejectedly late in Utah's Game 1 loss. The two combined for 36 points and 18 rebounds but didn't get enough help as they finished with half of Utah's 32 field goals.