MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
“If he plays on the perimeter, that’s better for us,” Del Negro said. “But he’s capable of making shots as well. We got to pick our spots with him, and we know how important he is to kind of running their team.”
Conley didn’t let going 1 of 9 from the floor in Game 3’s 94-82 win distract him. Not only did he hit his four free throw attempts, he also grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots playing more than 37 minutes. In Game 4, Conley had seven of his assists by halftime. He also hit two of his three 3-pointers.
The Grizzlies haven’t had a last-second shot yet in this series. Critics have wondered who would take that shot, but Paul has an idea who will have the ball.
“There was once upon a time if the game was on the line, you knew it was going to Rudy or Zach for the game-winner,” Paul said. “Now they go to Mike, and rightfully so. I think that shows how much confidence they have in him.”
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