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May 16, 2013 Updates

With their trademark grit-and-grind mentality, the Memphis Grizzlies are making history for a franchise with little prior postseason success. Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists, and the fifth-seeded Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night. "This is the first time, so it definitely means a lot. I'm happy, but we've still got work to do," Randolph said. "I want to win a ring." ESPN.com

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Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who will try to wrap it up Friday night at home. The Pacific Division champion Clippers, who won their last seven games of the regular season to clinch home-court advantage for the first two rounds, would force a deciding seventh game for Sunday back at Staples Center with a win in Memphis. "We're not going to lay down and we're never going to give up," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We're going to play hard, play together and try to do what we can to make it work. We've got to regroup and see how healthy we can get between now and then." Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 35 points, tying a career playoff high. "We've got to be desperate. That's how it is," Paul said. "I've said the playoffs don't start 'til somebody loses at home, so I guess now they've started. We lost here at home. Now it's do or die in Memphis." ESPN.com

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Wall wouldn't even say for certain that Westbrook was the league's second-fastest player. “It's tough man,” said Wall, who was coming off a career-high 47 points Monday against Memphis and finished with 18 points and 12 assists against the Thunder. “There's a couple fast guys in this league. He (Westbrook) is up there, Derrick (Rose) is up there, when he's healthy. Mike Conley's pretty quick. There's a couple guys. Ty Lawson's quick. So there's a lot of guys, but I put myself first.” Oklahoman

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Yet a commemorative cup can only communicate so much of a fan's passion. We need something more, an item that's already a part of our daily routines. Thankfully, the fine people at Card.com are here to help. As noted by Ian Levy at Hickory High, basketball fans can now purchase debit cards featuring the images of Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic Yahoo! Sports

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Injury-riddled center Greg Oden probably won't sign with a team until the off-season, his agent Mike Conley told Yahoo! Sports. The Cavs are interested in the ex-Ohio State star. Yahoo! Sports

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Last season, after they’d been picked by many to be a legitimate contender. Again they staggered at the beginning, sitting at just 12-13 on Feb. 6 until finishing 29-12 to claim the No. 4 seed, but were upset by the Clippers in the first round. “We’ve grown mentally,” Conley said. “We understand what it takes to beat good teams and we’re applying that now and not waiting until February to start rolling. We just got our minds ready for the first game, the first part of the season, as opposed to working ourselves up to that.” NBA.com

November 27, 2012 Updates

Cleveland went 4 for 20 from the field in the fourth and scored just two points during that span. "That's pretty much what you call the grit and the grind when you pull out a win like that," Allen said after collecting three steals. "We just clawed and clawed." Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each tossed in 19 points to lead the Griz, who improved their NBA-best record to 10-2. The Griz outscored the Cavs 22-9 in the fourth quarter. The better-late-than-never defensive effort proved paramount on a night when the Grizzlies' offense suffered without starting point guard Mike Conley. A bout with the flu caused Conley to miss the game. "This was just a good team effort," coach Lionel Hollins said. "We had a lot of adversity, but we showed a lot of pride." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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