SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, April 8
Phoenix at Memphis (8 p.m. EDT). The Suns can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Grizzlies.

HALL OF FAME
Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, coach Pat Riley and four others have been elected to basketball's Hall of Fame. Also among the Class of 2008 are Adrian Dantley, coach Cathy Rush, broadcaster Dick Vitale and NBA team owner Bill Davidson. Induction is Sept. 4-6 in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

ON THE MEND
Clippers guard Shaun Livingston's surgically repaired left knee is improving and he will be allowed to pick up the intensity of his oncourt workouts. Livingston hasn't played since injuring his knee in the first quarter of a game between the Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats on Feb. 26, 2007.

SPEAKING
``It goes to show you that your body of work and the integrity of the Hall of Fame and how they vote transcends somebody having a horrible year.'' - Miami Heat coach Pat Riley on being inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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