Like Mike, if I could be like Mike….Conley that is!
“I don’t think we will be having a discussion about how much money he is worth,” Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said about his point guard after he scored a franchise postseason record of 35 points on 13 of 23 shooting to go with nine boards and eight assists in Saturday’s thrilling 110-108 OT win over the Spurs. “I don’t want to hear about it at least. The guy’s a superstar.”
After a game-tying three pointer by Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, who had a career-night with 43 points, eight boards, seven threes and six steals, Mike’s All-Star teammate Marc Gasol knocked down a running, off one-foot fadeaway jumper down the middle with 0.7 seconds left in the extra session to tie the series up at 2-2.
According to Zach Randolph, Gasol called his game-winner.
“He told me he was going to get it and go to his fadeaway, and that’s what he did,” Randolph said.
And if all this Grizzlies stuff wasn’t GOAT-worthy enough, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol walked off the court looking like Mike Jordan and Scottie Pippen after the 1997 “Flu Game” aka “The Hangover Game.”
CLUTCH MOMENTS OF GAME 4
MIKE VS KAWHI