Memphis lined up with just six seconds left on the clock, Conley catching the ball all the way back at the half-court line. Conley drove in once, put on the breaks to get Danny Green on his heels, then slammed the pedal to the metal.
Conley got inside, put it up over Green's defense and in with less than a second left.
Not a good couple of days for San Antonio. Mike Conley is the last-second hero tonight as his layup propels Grizzlies past Spurs, 92-90.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 2, 2013
As one of the few teams that could possibly hope to slam on the breaks against the fast-paced, upbeat Spurs, it only made sense that the game-winning play in the Grizzlies' 92-90 win would be a speedy, herky-jerky drive by Conley.
Conley and Tony Parker had gone back-and-forth all season long, neither guarding each other, but both going tit-for-tat. In the end, Parker got the edge by two points, but Conley drained the two points that mattered.
Mike Conley vs. Tony Parker was great theater in Memphis. Conley was big time.— Shaun Powell (@Powell2daPeople) April 2, 2013
Not only did Conley knock down that game-winner, but he also drained the game-tying three-pointer just a few minutes earlier.
He was ice-cold in this one, and it was a bit of a confidence boost for the Grizzlies taking a win away from the best team in the Western Conference.