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Kyle Anderson asked Grizzlies teammate Mike Conley to ‘go off’ for him vs. Spurs

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As it turns out, Kyle Anderson of the Memphis Grizzlies was the reason behind Mike Conley’s stellar performance in their win over the San Antonio Spurs.

In an article by David Cobb for the Commercial Appeal, Conley shared that Anderson dared him to “go off” so they could lock in a victory over the Spurs. Conley said:

“He really wanted this one,” Mike Conley said. “He told me before coming in here, he said, ‘man, go off for me so we can get this win.’ You could tell it meant a whole lot to him. We were really just playing for one another, and it showed down the stretch.”

Mike Conley finished with a game-high 30 points along with nine assists and four rebounds. More importantly, as per Anderson’s wishes, they got the win, 104-103. Kyle Anderson, for his part, tallied nine points and nine assists.

This is Kyle Anderson’s first season with the Grizzlies. He spent his first three years in the NBA as a member of the Spurs. He admitted that there are no rough feelings between him and his former team. But the win definitely meant something.

“I think this game was good,” Anderson said. “It was kind of like closure, you know what I’m saying? They’re on this side and I’m on the other side. It’s over. It’s no bad blood or anything like that. It’s just good to come in here and get another win.”

The Grizzlies now have a 12-5 record and are on top of the Western Conference standings. They are now on a five-game winning streak and are looking good after struggling early on.