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Conley leaves game with right ankle injury

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Conley leaves game with right ankle injury

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SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 29: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against Rudy Gay …

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had to be helped to the locker room with an apparent right ankle injury in the fourth quarter against Minnesota.

Conley was hurt Friday night when Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea drove to the basket and scored on a twisting layup. Conley went up to challenge the shot and stepped on Barea's foot when he came down. His ankle rolled severely and he couldn't put any weight on it as two teammates helped him off the court.

Conley had 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting and eight assists in 30 minutes before he was injured. There was no immediate word on the severity of his injury.

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger went with a big backcourt of Courtney Lee and Mike Miller in Conley's absence.

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