Fiji Time: 1:53 PM on Saturday 25 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Grizzlies fight back

Pa
Thursday, April 04, 2013

LOS ANGELES - Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies had a defining moment against the mighty San Antonio Spurs.

Conley poured in five of his 23 points in the final minute, including the game-winning layup with six-tenths of a second left on Tuesday, lifting the Grizzlies to a gritty 92-90 victory over the depleted Spurs.

Asked if the victory was a statement game, Conley said: "It most definitely was ... beating a team like San Antonio, who played so well this year and who always plays tough against us.

"For us to come back like we did, it shows we had fight in us regardless of the score and not giving up."

Conley's three-pointer with 30.7 remaining knotted the contest at 90-90 and the Grizzlies called a timeout after Spurs guard Tony Parker missed a layup.

Memphis put the ball in Conley's hands and the speedy guard drove the left side past Danny Green and kissed a soft left-handed layup high off the glass for the difference maker, extending the Grizzlies' home-winning streak to 12.

"It seems like they were giving it to me," Conley said. "That's my favourite way to go, so I just tried to take advantage of it and make the play."

Jerryd Bayless netted 17 off the bench, while Spaniard Marc Gasol had 16 for the Grizzlies (50-24), who matched a franchise record with their 50th win of the season but remained in the fifth playoff spot in the West.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fijian accused of killing ex-partner
  2. Gospel shines
  3. Keeping it sexually safe
  4. $18m brew house
  5. Airline confirms position still vacant
  6. LTA warns bus drivers against incomplete routes
  7. Lal bags another medal to his list
  8. Blues prepare for Ba in Fiji FACT opener
  9. Cyber park interest
  10. Draunibota rezoning

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  4. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Man dies in road accident Sunday (19 Apr)
  10. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)