A fourth ring. Carmelo Anthony. What more motivation does Kobe need? Bryant scores 40 points to help L.A. edge Denver 105-103 in Game 1 -- a day after Jerry West says LeBron James is No. 1, Ken Berger notes.
Mikael Samuelsson Nets the winner in OT and Dan Cleary scores again as Detroit tops Chicago 3-2 in Game 2. The Wings take charge of the series, but Wes Goldstein says the 'Hawks still believe in themselves.
John Calipari proves his recruiting expertise by landing John Wall, the nation's top point guard. Rest of the nation beware: This is only the start to the success bound for Kentucky, Gary Parrish says. | Wall to UK