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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is playing like an All-Star lately. Soon he’ll find out if he gets to be one.
Conley, who will find out Thursday if he will be picked as one the Western Conference reserves, made 8 of 14 shots, hit two threes, and had two steals. He scored nine points in the fourth quarter.
“I won’t let it bother me at all if I don’t make it. It’s something I can’t control,” Conley said. “If it happens, it happens. I’m just playing ball right now. I’m playing at a high level and doing what my team needs me to do to do. I’m just playing to win.”
And the Grizzlies are doing plenty of that lately, winning for the ninth time in 10 games. They put their latest win away in the fourth quarter, getting six steals and converting several of them into easy layups.
Memphis shot 11 of 18 and made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter in pulling away from the Kings, who cut the lead to four points at the 5:20 mark.
The Grizzlies had nine of their 24 assists in the fourth quarter.
“Our chemistry right now is as good as I’ve ever seen it,” Memphis coach David Joerger said. “Our confidence is high and we’re really trying to stay in the moment.”
Gay, a former Memphis player, had missed the previous three games with an Achilles strain. He made a turnaround jumper in the fourth quarter to surpass 10,000 career points.
However, Gay was limping some in the fourth quarter and also after the game in the locker room. But he expected to play against Dallas.
“I kind of tweaked my foot a little bit more. But it doesn’t matter. I still feel that we could have won the game,” Gay said. “I was a little rusty. I’m not used to being out. I’ve actually been hurt one time in my career that actually made me miss more than one game.
By Emily Miller
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