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Conley On Pace to Set Grizzlies Record
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 26, 2013 @ 7:34 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley continues to be quite a steal.
Conley became the franchise’s all-time steals leader Sunday when he passed Rudy Gay during a 76-72 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Already holding the Grizzlies’ single-season record for total steals (144 in 2010-11), Conley is on pace to also shatter that mark.
He ranks first in the NBA with 119 total steals in front of Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (115). Conley will break his own record if he simply grabs one steal in each of the Grizzlies’ remaining 27 regular-season games.
There’s incentive in front of Conley, too.
His career-high average of 2.3 steals per game this season ranks second in the league behind Paul (2.5). If Conley continues on this pace, he’ll again earn a contract bonus for ranking among the league’s top five in thievery.
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