11 Nov 2018, 11:03 IST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies added a foul ending to an emotional day for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Conley scored a season-high 32 factors because the Grizzlies claimed a 112-106 additional time victory over the Sixers, who had been short-handed and emotionally spent Saturday evening after information broke earlier within the day that the staff will commerce starters Robert Covington and Dario Saric together with reserve Jerryd Bayless to Minnesota for All-Star Jimmy Butler.
“It is type of that feeling in your abdomen of similar to, I imply, you may’t actually clarify it. I used to be in disbelief,” mentioned guard T.J. McConnell who had 16 factors and 7 assists.
McConnell’s eight factors within the fourth quarter helped Philadelphia maintain a lead earlier than the Sixers went to additional time for the second evening in a row.
Regardless of the Sixers being short-handed with not one of the doubtlessly traded gamers dressed for the sport, it took a powerful effort by Conley after halftime for Memphis to stay undefeated at house by means of 5 video games at FedExForum.
Conley, who entered the sport capturing 32 % from the sector within the final 5 video games, transformed 12 of 24 photographs within the sport. That included scoring 13 factors within the third quarter, making 6 of eight photographs to assist Memphis erase a Philadelphia lead that earlier had reached 16 factors.
“I am not going to lie,” Conley mentioned, “These complete final couple of weeks have been like simply barely lacking, barely not making photographs, and lacking photographs I’d usually make and feeling good whereas doing it.”
Marc Gasol scored 18 factors and 12 rebounds, whereas Garrett Temple completed with 17 factors, together with a 3-pointer – after an offensive rebound by Gasol – with 39 seconds left in regulation to ship the sport into additional time tied at 102. That was the fourth tie to go together with six lead modifications within the fourth.
In additional time, Memphis constructed a few early four-point benefits earlier than Conley took it to the ultimate six-point margin on two free throws with 7.6 second remaining.
“He is been working his tail off,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff mentioned. “He understands how very important he’s to us, the load that he has to bear. He is been getting in further work.”
J.J. Redick led the Sixers with 20 factors, whereas Ben Simmons completed with 18 factors and 14 rebounds. Joel Embiid had 14 factors and 16 rebounds for Philadelphia, however was four of 15 from the sector.
The sport marked the second time in two nights Philadelphia went to additional time. The Sixers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in additional time at house Friday evening.
Requested in regards to the fatigue issue, Sixers coach Brett Brown mentioned: “I did not really feel it. You suppose it might, you recognize with additional time (towards Charlotte), flight, additional time (Saturday) and so forth. However I did not really feel it.”
As for whether or not feelings of the altering teammates contributed, Redick mentioned: “I assumed we performed exhausting. Us taking part in back-to-back. Additional time video games are robust. I assumed we dealt with ourselves effectively in that regard.
“. As Jerryd Bayless says: The sport is the sport.”
Sixers: The Sixers dressed solely 9 due to the gamers concerned within the commerce weren’t obtainable. … Redick has reached double figures in 23 straight video games. … Redick related on the primary six photographs within the sport. The Sixers are undefeated at house, however 1-6 on the street. . Philadelphia made solely certainly one of their 15 photographs from exterior the arc after halftime.
Grizzlies: Unveiled their grey “Metropolis Version” uniforms with blue trim and gold numbers. … F Dillon Brooks left the sport limping with an injured left knee within the early phases of the second quarter. He didn’t return. … Gasol handed 11,000 profession factors within the first half. … Bickerstaff drew a technical late within the first half for complaints about officiating concerning Gasol.
Two courtside followers had been ejected within the first half on the path of Redick. “Not going to repeat that one,” the Sixers guard mentioned when requested in regards to the trade. “(The fan) mentioned one thing — truly twice. It is simply not one thing it is best to say with ladies and youngsters round. It was extremely inappropriate.”
Sixers: Journey to Miami to face the Warmth on Monday
Grizzlies: Entertain the Utah Jazz on Monday
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