MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Mike Conley will be protecting his face with a new mask Saturday night against Golden State, needing a more snug fit with the swelling easing in the Grizzlies guard's left cheek.
Conley tested the new mask Saturday morning at shoot around, and he says this one has a tighter fit.
FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley adjusts his mask during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA playoff basketball series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Conley's gritty comeback got the Memphis Grizzlies on track and stole home-court advantage away from the Golen State Warriors in their Western Conference series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
The guard scored 22 points in leading the Grizzlies to a 97-90 win Tuesday night and tying their Western Conference semifinal at 1-1.
He says needing a new mask is a good sign because he's tired of looking in the mirror at a split-faced man.
"Man, I got a broken face and I'm playing," Conley said. "That's all I'm worried about."
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