Grizzlies guard Mike Conley planning to play in Game 7 despite injury

Friday May 2nd, 2014

 d Mike Conley (11) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the second half of Game 6 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Oklahoma City won 104-84 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Memphis guard Mike Conley lays on the court after being injured in the team's Game 6 loss. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley says he plans to play Saturday in Game 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder after injuring his hamstring in Game 6.

Conley was injured in the third quarter of Oklahoma City's 104-84 Game 6 victory. The best-of-seven series is tied at three games.

Conley, who scored five points and had six assists in the contest, is averaging 15.2 points, 7.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds for the series.

"You're not supposed to play through it, they say," Conley said, via "I've got deaf ears right now. I'm going to get treatment on it and be as good as I can be."

"I'm feeling sore, it's tight, but it's not as bad as I thought it would feel," Conley said. "It's very frustrating, I want to be there for my team."

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