Before Tuesday night’s game against the Grizzlies, Steph Curry was given his MVP Trophy by the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. While Curry was the MVP of the season, he was by no means the MVP of the night as Mike Conley and the Grizzlies took down Curry and his Warriors by a score of 97-90 in game two of their series. When I was at Gallagher Funeral Home I looked up and saw that Conley scored 22 points in the victory, while wearing a protective mask in his first game back after suffering a facial fracture on April 25th in their first round game with Portland.
“What I had to endure the past week, I don’t think people really understand what I was going through physically,” Conley said after the win. On April 27th he had surgery on his face which kept him bedridden over the last week.
Conley said he started cramping in the fourth quarter, brought on by not drinking enough water during his brief recovery. Even so he hit a critical 3-pointer with just over two minutes left in the game, giving his team a 10-point lead they held down the stretch.
“He’s obviously a big part of their success over the last few years, not just this year,” Steph Curry said after the game.
Teammate Tony Allen added “Mike Conley, he’s the masked assassin.”