Conley stepping up in key moments for Grizzlies

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Associated Press

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies have repeatedly been asked who will take the game-winning shot since the Rudy Gay trade on Jan. 30.

Mike Conley has been the answer during the playoffs.

The point guard scored 13 of his 26 points Tuesday night in the fourth quarter, helping the Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City 99-93 and even this Western Conference semifinal at 1-1. He also had 10 rebounds and nine assists to join Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Baron Davis as the only players with such a performance in a road playoff game in the past 25 years.

Conley says it was tough losing Gay but has embraced his former teammate's role, though Conley's still getting used to the pressure that comes with both making and missing shots.

Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis.

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