Mike Conley - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mike Conley Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games. His Spurs desperately need a couple days off before hosting Houston on Monday night in their Western Conference semifinal. The Spurs finished the game on a 22-8 ru... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-28T06:33:00Z Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs wanted no part of playing a seventh game against the Grizzlies, not with the Houston Rockets looming in the next round. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating Memphis 103-96 on Thursday night to take the series 4-2. Spurs coach Gr... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:43:00 GMT 2017-04-28T05:43:00Z Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Marc Gasol laughed and insisted he didn't know his teammate was an alternative on the game-winning play. Zach Randolph backed up his All-Star cente... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:55:00 GMT 2017-04-23T04:55:00Z Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach David Fizdale set the tone with his memorable rant about the officiating in Game 2, which led to a $30,000 fine by the NBA. Then the Grizzlies matched his intensity on the court. Mike Conley had 24 points and eight assists, helping the Grizzlies snap a 10-game postseason skid against the San Antonio S... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:06:00 GMT 2017-04-21T06:06:00Z NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30,000 for officiating rant MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Memphis coach David Fizdale knew the NBA would fine him for criticizing the officiating in the Grizzlies' Game 2 loss to San Antonio. Didn't matter. This is the time to stand up — or go home. The Grizzlies trail the Spurs 0-2, and Memphis has no room for errors in any aspect of a game. "Players in genera... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:21:00Z Memphis coach Fizdale blasts 'unprofessional' officiating SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Memphis coach David Fizdale blasted the officiating in Game 2 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Spurs, deeming it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" before slamming his fist on a table and storming off. San Antonio held off a late rally to beat Memphis 96-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round matchup... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:31:00 GMT 2017-04-18T07:31:00Z Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs responded to another late-game meltdown as they have all season: relying on a little 3-point shooting and a whole lot of Kawhi Leonard. They also got an assist from the officials, according to Memphis coach David Fizdale. Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds, and San Antonio b... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:20:00Z Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing the Memphis Grizzlies in the postseason keeps bringing out the best in the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and San Antonio rolled to a 111-82 victory over Memphis on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. "That's what star players do," Spurs coac... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-04-16T04:31:00Z Westbrook misses triple-double, Thunder beat Grizzlies MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russell Westbrook just missed breaking a tie with Oscar Robertson for the NBA single-season triple-double record. The Oklahoma City star did knock down a late 3-pointer to seal a victory Westbrook fell a rebound short of an historic triple-double, but scored 45 points, including the Thunder's final five points to lead Oklahoma City t... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:11:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:11:00Z Grizzlies clinch playoff spot with 99-90 win over Mavericks MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley can't quite remember what it feels like to miss the Western Conference playoffs. He doesn't have to think about the Memphis Grizzlies missing this year, either. Conley scored 28 points, Zach Randolph added 22 points and 12 rebounds off the bench, and Memphis clinched a playoff spot with a 99-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:22:00 GMT 2017-04-01T04:22:00Z Thompson's second half sparks Warriors past Grizzlies 106-94 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Warriors took a big step forward in securing home-court advantage in the playoffs with yet another offensive surge in the second half, keyed by a stifling defense. More importantly, Golden State put some more distance between itself and a possible first-round matchup against Memphis — one of only two teams to have beaten coach Steve Kerr's squad mo... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-03-27T03:42:00Z Grizzlies top Bulls 98-91, Wade sprains elbow CHICAGO (AP) — After getting away lately from the tough defense that defines them, the Memphis Grizzlies have each other's backs again. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley scored 27 points apiece to lift the Grizzlies to their second straight win after dropping five straight, beating the Chicago Bulls 98-91 on Wednesday. "Our defense has been mu... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-03-16T03:49:00Z Green gets rare triple-double as Warriors beat Grizzlies MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Draymond Green's triple-double was like no other in NBA history. Green scored only four points but finished with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals as the Golden State Warriors beat Memphis 122-107 on Friday night for their first win over the Grizzlies in three tries this season. With his unique all-around perfo... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:05:00 GMT 2017-02-11T08:05:00Z Thibodeau says Wolves eyeing Lance Stephenson for 10-day MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday the team is eyeing Lance Stephenson, among others, for its open roster spot. Thibodeau said no final decision had been made, but indicated that Stephenson is a strong candidate for a 10-day contract. The 26-year-old started the season in New Orleans before needing groin surgery in November. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:01:00 GMT 2017-02-07T21:01:00Z Westbrook's 38, triple-double lead Thunder past Grizzlies OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For three quarters, Russell Westbrook did most of his damage passing and rebounding. Once his shot started falling, the Memphis Grizzlies were finished. Westbrook scored 19 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter and had a triple-double to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 114-102 victory Friday night. ... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 05:46:00 GMT 2017-02-04T05:46:00Z Westbrook's 18th triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook made fewer than a third of his shots and still dominated the Memphis Grizzlies. Oklahoma City's point guard posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 103-95 on Wednesday night. Westbrook shot just 6 of 19 and missed all seven of his 3-pointers, but finished... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:16:00 GMT 2017-01-12T05:16:00Z Grizzlies rally from 24 down to stun Warriors 128-119 in OT OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rarely did Stephen Curry, coach Steve Kerr and the rest of those 73-win Warriors have to stop and re-evaluate things last season. Until they lost the NBA championship to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, of course. Golden State sure is taking inventory now, having squandered Curry's 40-point performance and a 24-point lead i... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:13:00 GMT 2017-01-07T08:13:00Z Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Trail Blazers 125-117 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry marvels at Kevin Durant's efficiency: 30 points on 16 shots in his latest outing. KD finds plenty of things in the MVP's game to praise, too. And when these two get clicking together, the Golden State Warriors are oh so good. It just took a while Wednesday night. Curry had 35 points with five 3-point... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-01-05T07:04:00Z Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past OKC as Westbrook ejected MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies were already rolling when Russell Westbrook took his leave — ejected after a pair of technical fouls. From there, the Grizzlies just continued to pile on the points. Marc Gasol scored 25, Zach Randolph added 21 and the Grizzlies built their fourth-quarter cushion to 37 before coasting to a 114... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:43:00 GMT 2016-12-30T05:43:00Z Hood hits pull-up 3 to give Jazz 103-100 win over Mavericks SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rodney Hood had never hit a game-winning shot — at any level. So when he knocked down a big one Friday night, all he could think to do was give a little shoulder-shimmy. Hood pulled up for a 3-pointer in transition with 0.8 seconds left that gave the Utah Jazz a 103-100 win over Dallas after a furious rally by the Mavericks in the fourth quarter. ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 07:27:00 GMT 2016-12-17T07:27:00Z Cavs top Grizzlies; will rest 'Big 3' in rematch Wednesday CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers showed they can beat the Grizzlies with only two of their three stars. Now they'll try to do it with none. Kevin Love scored 29 points, J.R. Smith found his aim — for one half — and LeBron James added 23 points as the Cavs won their fifth straight, 103-86 on Tuesday night over Memphis. With Kyrie Irving si... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:59:00 GMT 2016-12-14T03:59:00Z Optimism remains as NBA CBA talks near critical deadline After months of optimism surrounding a potential new collective bargaining agreement that would allow the NBA and the players' union to avoid another work stoppage, the momentum has slowed a bit as a critical date approaches. Both sides have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday to opt out of the current deal. If that were to happen, they would have until the end ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:10:00 GMT 2016-12-12T17:10:00Z Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (back) out 6 weeks The Memphis Grizzlies now have taken their biggest hit yet this season with star guard Mike Conley the latest to land on the injury list. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that Conley will miss at least six weeks after being diagnosed with fractures of the transverse process bones in the vertebrae of his lower back. Conley will be re-evaluated in four weeks. ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:14:00 GMT 2016-11-30T00:14:00Z