ft sideline to the end zone.San Diego State scored on Rashaad Pennys 15-yard run, Pumphreys 7-yarder, John Baron IIs field goal,

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies have repeatedly been asked who will take the game-winning shot since the Rudy Gay trade on Jan. 30. Mike Conley has been the answer during the playoffs. The point guard scored 13 of his 26 points Tuesday night in the fourth quarter, helping the Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City 99-93 and even this Western Conference semifinal at 1-1. He also had 10 rebounds and nine assists to join Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Baron Davis as the only players with such a performance in a road playoff game in the past 25 years. "After we lost Rudy, it was tough," Conley said. "We didnt know who was going to be that guy down the stretch. Ive kind of had to assume that role, grow into it and live and learn from it. Sometimes I make shots, sometimes I dont. Im kind of getting used to it." Conley has been at his best over the past four games for Memphis, averaging 20.5 points with 5.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists as the Grizzlies finished off the Clippers in the first round and got the split in Oklahoma City. His biggest shot was a 3-pointer with 1:58 left that put Memphis ahead to stay in Game 2 followed by an 18-foot jumper. If not for a Tony Allen miss late, Conley would have had a triple-double. "I take that personally," Thunder guard Reggie Jackson said. "I almost gave the guy a triple-double. I cant let that happen again. I feel the great players always take things personally -- the match-ups -- and like Ive said since day one, I want to be great. So, I have to do a better job of slowing him down and not letting the head of the snake bite us next game." Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis. Since the trade, Conley said hes worked on handling both the blame that comes with missing shots along with the attention that comes with being the guy everyone looks to at the end of games. Its been an adjustment for a six-year veteran long accustomed to distributing the ball and playing hard on defence. He led the NBA in total steals this season with a career-high 174. Part of his learning curve also included not getting too excited with the clock running down and the team needing a key bucket. "I think thats helped me be more calm down the stretch and realizing situations and being patient," Conley said Thursday after practice. He started blossoming as a key scorer since the All-Star break. Conley led the Grizzlies after the break with the best scoring stretch of his career as he led the team in scoring 10 of their final 17 games. He scored at least 20 points in 12 of those games, averaging 17.6 points in March and 17 in April. Its why Allen believes Conley is among the leagues top five point guards. "Hes been doing everything," Allen said. "Assists, points, rebounds, steals and most importantly hes winning." Conley definitely has been more aggressive. Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol said Conley doesnt have to take 20 shots a game, though the guard hit 11 of 22 from the floor in Game 2. Coming off screens and forcing the Thunder defence to play honest also is a big part of what they need. "Im really proud of him, but were not satisfied. Im not," Gasol said. "The one position to me, one of the toughest ones to play because everyones always looking up to you, and we put a lot of pressure, at least I am, I put a lot of pressure on Mike and Im really hard on Mike a lot of times. But he knows I love him, and hes always the best and I expect more." The Thunder saw Conley in 2011 when these teams went seven games in the Western semifinals before Oklahoma City won. Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison said Conley has gotten better since then. He sees Conley being aggressive in his decisions passing off pick-and-rolls or attacking when Gasol and Randolph draw more attention. Thunder coach Scott Brooks isnt happy Conley got so many chances to score in the paint early along with five layups in the second half. Brooks said they knew going into this series that Conley is a good player. "Hes a problem that we have to make sure that we control," Brooks said. AP Sports Writer Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City, Okla., contributed to this report. Puma Womens Shoes Black . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. Puma Womens Shoes Blue . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. http://www.cheappumawomensshoes.com/ . 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But we had a great game plan and my receivers made some great, great catches.San Diego States Donnel Pumphrey ran for 156 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. He broke 100 yards rushing for the 25th time and went over 5,000 yards to become the Mountain Wests career leader.Jaguars coach Joey Jones said the plan was to keep Pumphrey hemmed in.Our defense believes in themselves, Jones said. We had a plan to keep him off the perimeter and they played their tails off tonight.It was a back and forth for most of the game, with the teams trading scores into the fourth quarter.But after South Alabama (3-2) took a 28-24 lead on Garvins strike to McGee in the left corner of thhe end zone with 11:58 left, a bad punt snap on the Aztecs next possession set up South Alabama at the San Diego State 3 and Dami Ayola took it in from there for a 35-24 bulge.ddddddddddddRegular long snapper Turner Bernard went out early in the game, forcing freshman Mark Ellis into duty.It got worse for the Aztecs (3-1) on the ensuing drive when South Alabamas Devon Earl returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown to seal it with 4:17 to go.South Alabamas other score came on Tyreis Thomas pinballing 12-yard run. On Everetts TD, he outraced the secondary the final 45 yards down the left sideline to the end zone.San Diego State scored on Rashaad Pennys 15-yard run, Pumphreys 7-yarder, John Baron IIs field goal, a short TD pass from Christian Chapman to Kahale Warring, and a 2-point conversion throw to David Wells.San Diego State fell to 0-2 all-time against South Alabama, and the Aztecs are now 13-6-1 against the Sun Belt Conference.UP NEXTSAN DIEGO STATE: Hosts UNLV next week.SOUTH ALABAMA: Off next week. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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