By Ben Golliver
March 12, 2014

Mike Conley hit a game-winning floater with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift the Grizzlies to a 90-88 road victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Memphis is on a roll, winning six of their last seven games, and they used a 9-0 run to close out this victory on the second night of a back-to-back. 

Setting up the final possession with the score tied at 88 and less than 15 seconds remaining in the game, the Grizzlies isolated Conley at the top of the arc. As the clock hit seven seconds, Memphis set a pair of screens for Conley, who dribbled to his right before snaking back to his left to beat a helping Greg Stiemsma to the paint.

Having found a clear path to the basket, Conley attacked the space quickly, but he opted to loft a pull-up runner over the long-armed Anthony Davis, who offer weakside help defense. Conley put the shot up with his right hand -- his off hand -- and it rolled around the rim and in to silence the Smoothie King Center crowd. A desperation heave by Austin Rivers was no good at the buzzer and the Grizzlies held on for their fourth straight victory.

Conley finished with a team-high 16 points (on 5-for-12 shooting) and three rebounds, while Marc Gasol added 15 points (on 5-for-12 shooting), nine rebounds and four assists in the win.

Davis led the Pelicans with a game-high 29 points (on 9-for-14 shooting), 10 rebounds and four blocks. Rivers chipped in 14 points (on 5-for-12 shooting) and nine assists off the bench in a losing effort.

Memphis improved to 38-26 with the win. New Orleans dropped to 26-38 with the loss.

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