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Conley scored 32 points sending Grizzles past 76ers in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies added a bad ending to an emotional day for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Conley scored a season-high 32 points as the Grizzlies claimed a 112-106 overtime victory over the Sixers, who were short-handed and emotionally spent Saturday night after news broke earlier in the day that the team will trade starters Robert Covington and Dario Saric along with reserve Jerryd Bayless to Minnesota for All-Star Jimmy Butler.

''It's kind of that feeling in your stomach of just like, I mean, you can't really explain it. I was in disbelief,'' said guard T.J. McConnell who had 16 points and seven assists.

McConnell's eight points in the fourth quarter helped Philadelphia hold a lead before the Sixers went to overtime for the second night in a row.

Despite the Sixers being short-handed with none of the potentially traded players dressed for the game, it took a strong effort by Conley after halftime for Memphis to remain undefeated at home through five games at FedExForum.

Conley, who entered the game shooting 32 percent from the field in the last five games, converted 12 of 24 shots in the game. That included scoring 13 points in the third quarter, making 6 of 8 shots to help Memphis erase a Philadelphia lead that earlier had reached 16 points.

''I'm not going to lie,'' Conley said, ''These whole last couple of weeks have been like just barely missing, barely not making shots, and missing shots I would normally make and feeling good while doing it.''

Marc Gasol scored 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Garrett Temple finished with 17 points, including a 3-pointer - after an offensive rebound by Gasol - with 39 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 102. That was the fourth tie to go with six lead changes in the fourth.

In overtime, Memphis built a couple of early four-point advantages before Conley took it to the final six-point margin on two free throws with 7.6 second remaining.

''He's been working his tail off,'' Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. ''He understands how vital he is to us, the load that he has to bear. He's been getting in extra work.''

J.J. Redick led the Sixers with 20 points, while Ben Simmons finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Joel Embiid had 14 points and 16 rebounds for Philadelphia, but was 4 of 15 from the field.

The game marked the second time in two nights Philadelphia went to overtime. The Sixers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in overtime at home Friday night.

Asked about the fatigue factor, Sixers coach Brett Brown said: ''I didn't feel it. You think it would, you know with overtime (against Charlotte), flight, overtime (Saturday) and so on. But I didn't feel it.''

As for whether emotions of the changing teammates contributed, Redick said: ''I thought we played hard. Us playing back-to-back. Overtime games are tough. I thought we handled ourselves well in that regard.

''. As Jerryd Bayless says: The game is the game.''

TIP-INS

Sixers: The Sixers dressed only nine because of the players involved in the trade were not available. ... Redick has reached double figures in 23 straight games. ... Redick connected on the first six shots in the game. The Sixers are undefeated at home, but 1-6 on the road. . Philadelphia made only one of their 15 shots from outside the arc after halftime.

Grizzlies: Unveiled their gray ''City Edition'' uniforms with blue trim and gold numbers. ... F Dillon Brooks left the game limping with an injured left knee in the early stages of the second quarter. He did not return. ... Gasol passed 11,000 career points in the first half. ... Bickerstaff drew a technical late in the first half for complaints about officiating regarding Gasol.

OUTTA HERE

Two courtside fans were ejected in the first half at the direction of Redick. ''Not going to repeat that one,'' the Sixers guard said when asked about the exchange. ''(The fan) said something - actually twice. It's just not something you should say with women and children around. It was highly inappropriate.''

UP NEXT

Sixers: Travel to Miami to face the Heat on Monday

Grizzlies: Entertain the Utah Jazz on Monday

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Key Players
J. Embiid
21 C
M. Gasol
33 C
32.8 Min. Per Game 32.8
14.4 Pts. Per Game 14.4
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
8.9 Reb. Per Game 8.9
48.1 Field Goal % 40.6
48.2 Three Point % 42.7
80.3 Free Throw % 78.3
  Joel Embiid missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
  Team rebound 0:03
  Team rebound 0:03
  Personal foul on Marc Gasol 0:03
  Offensive rebound by Joel Embiid 0:03
  Landry Shamet missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:06
+ 1 Mike Conley made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:07
+ 1 Mike Conley made 1st of 2 free throws 0:07
  Personal foul on Joel Embiid 0:07
  Personal foul on Landry Shamet 0:07
  Defensive rebound by Shelvin Mack 0:14
Team Stats
Points 106 112
Field Goals 44-85 (51.8%) 45-103 (43.7%)
3-Pointers 8-31 (25.8%) 11-30 (36.7%)
Free Throws 10-16 (62.5%) 11-15 (73.3%)
Total Rebounds 58 51
Offensive 8 15
Defensive 40 30
Team 10 6
Assists 27 16
Steals 10 9
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 23 11
Fouls 20 18
Technicals 0 2
18 PTS, 14 REB, 5 AST
32 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo 76ers 8-6 263717224106
home team logo Grizzlies 7-4 2129242810112
Team Stats
away team logo 76ers 8-6 112.9 PPG 48.6 RPG 26.2 APG
home team logo Grizzlies 7-4 103.6 PPG 38.1 RPG 22.6 APG
Key Players
J. Redick SG 18.3 PPG 2.4 RPG 3.2 APG 43.9 FG%
M. Conley PG 19.1 PPG 3.2 RPG 5.6 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Redick SG 20 PTS 0 REB 1 AST
M. Conley PG 32 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
51.8 FG% 43.7
25.8 3PT FG% 36.7
62.5 FT% 73.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Redick 34 20 0 1 0 0 2 2 8/12 3/6 1/1 0 0 20 -5
B. Simmons 38 18 14 5 0 1 6 1 9/15 0/0 0/0 2 12 37 -17
J. Embiid 39 14 16 5 1 1 6 5 4/15 0/6 6/10 2 14 36 +4
M. Fultz 24 14 2 1 1 2 1 2 7/9 0/0 0/1 1 1 20 -5
L. Shamet 42 5 2 5 2 0 2 3 2/13 1/11 0/0 1 1 17 -13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Redick 34 20 0 1 0 0 2 2 8/12 3/6 1/1 0 0 20 -5
B. Simmons 38 18 14 5 0 1 6 1 9/15 0/0 0/0 2 12 37 -17
J. Embiid 39 14 16 5 1 1 6 5 4/15 0/6 6/10 2 14 36 +4
M. Fultz 24 14 2 1 1 2 1 2 7/9 0/0 0/1 1 1 20 -5
L. Shamet 42 5 2 5 2 0 2 3 2/13 1/11 0/0 1 1 17 -13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. McConnell 34 16 3 7 1 1 3 1 7/8 0/0 2/2 0 3 32 +3
F. Korkmaz 22 12 4 2 2 0 2 1 4/8 3/7 1/2 1 3 20 +2
A. Johnson 13 7 4 1 0 1 1 5 3/4 1/1 0/0 1 3 13 -10
J. Bolden 14 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 6 +11
W. Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bayless - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Muscala - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Covington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Saric - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Milton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 106 48 27 10 6 23 20 44/85 8/31 10/16 8 40 201 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Conley 42 32 4 6 2 1 1 3 12/24 4/10 4/6 0 4 50 +19
M. Gasol 41 18 12 6 2 0 1 3 7/21 3/5 1/2 6 6 43 +11
G. Temple 36 17 2 0 2 0 1 3 7/14 3/6 0/0 0 2 20 +9
K. Anderson 32 8 13 1 1 1 2 1 4/8 0/0 0/0 5 8 23 +9
J. Jackson Jr. 30 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 2/8 0/2 3/4 0 1 11 +7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Conley 42 32 4 6 2 1 1 3 12/24 4/10 4/6 0 4 50 +19
M. Gasol 41 18 12 6 2 0 1 3 7/21 3/5 1/2 6 6 43 +11
G. Temple 36 17 2 0 2 0 1 3 7/14 3/6 0/0 0 2 20 +9
K. Anderson 32 8 13 1 1 1 2 1 4/8 0/0 0/0 5 8 23 +9
J. Jackson Jr. 30 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 2/8 0/2 3/4 0 1 11 +7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Mack 32 12 4 1 2 0 2 0 6/11 0/2 0/0 1 3 18 -2
M. Brooks 18 11 4 1 0 0 2 1 4/9 0/3 3/3 2 2 15 -1
W. Selden Jr. 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 3 -15
D. Brooks 8 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 3 5 -3
I. Rabb 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -4
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stephens - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Watanabe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 112 45 16 9 3 11 18 45/103 11/30 11/15 15 30 190 +30