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Grizzlies Mike Conley rolls ankle, does not return to game

Dec 28, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT

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Mike Conley has become the glue that holds the Grizzlies together. He feeds the ball inside to Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, helps Rudy Gay pick his spots and is the floor general for the team.

Which is was why it was trouble when just seconds into the Grizzlies playoff rematch with Oklahoma City the point guard rolled his left ankle. This was an aggravation of a minor injury he was playing through.

It was pretty nasty and he did not return to the game (which Oklahoma City won 98-95). Rookie Jeremy Pargo filled in with heavy minutes in Conley’s place.

No word yet on the severity and how many games he may miss. The Grizzlies host the Rockets on Friday then travel to Chicago on New Year’s Day.

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