The Western Conference finals are woefully mismatched in terms of history. The San Antonio Spurs are playing in the conference finals for the eighth time in Tim Duncan's 16-year NBA career. The Memphis Grizzlies have gotten here for the first time in the franchise's 18 years of existence. But it's the Grizzlies that come into this series with momentum after becoming the first team since the 1999 New York Knicks to reach the conference finals by winning a pair of series on the road.
3hRyan P. Morrison, Special to ESPN.com
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