Updates from Saturday, May 3
ESPN's Brian Windhorst has the official word on Mike Conley's status for tonight's crucial Game 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder:
Tony Allen (eye) going through warmups and looks to be able to play for Grizzlies. Michael Conley (hamstring) limited but will start.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 3, 2014
Not only did the Memphis Grizzlies drop Game 6 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, but they also lost one of their best players in the process.
Point guard Mike Conley injured his hamstring and was taken out in the fourth quarter, per Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal:
Now Mike Conley (right hamstring) is done for the night. OKC 90. MEM 73 w/ 6:11 left in 4Q— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 2, 2014
Tillery also added this regarding Conley's status for Game 7:
Mike Conley (hamstring) on Game 7: "I plan on playing."— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 2, 2014
Conley had looked off all night, only shooting 2-of-10 for five points and dishing out six assists.
You can't overstate how much this injury could cost the Grizzlies.
With Conley hobbled and gone, Beno Udrih was forced to play 20 minutes in Game 6. He scored two points on just 1-of-8 shooting.
Game 6 looked to be a turning point in this series, both for Conley's injury and the Thunder's impressive performance. If Memphis is without him in Oklahoma City, it may be dead in the water.