Mike Conley put up 21 points and recorded 13 assists, his fourth double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 108-101. The Grizzlies took quality shots in this game, finishing 43-83 (51.8%). Memphis (17-19) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Phoenix Suns on Friday.
Conley went 7-15 and converted 7-7 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Memphis were Zach Randolph with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Kosta Koufos with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Paul Millsap scored 21 points for Atlanta on 7-14 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line.
Memphis avoided turning the ball over, even against an Atlanta defense that forces the league's fifth-most turnovers (opponents' TO% of 24.5%). The Grizzlies finished this game with a TO% of 11.4%, and commit the third-fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 13.5%) thus far this season.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies square off with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 28-9 on the year. The Hawks go up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently 15-22 this season. The Grizzlies have a 0-1 record against Oklahoma City this season. The Hawks have a 0-1 record against Brooklyn this season.