Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley rides out lockdown with HORSE challenge

-An underhand free-throw finishes the job and Conley hands Billups the H-O-R-S-E!

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"It is definitely tough mentally not to have the game right now, to have a sense of normalcy in anybody's day-to-day life", Conley informed Reuters from his Columbus, Ohio house, where he has actually hunched down because the coronavirus break out motivated the post ponement of the National Basketball Association period last month. For Conley, that meant several shots with his right hand, including a tough corner 3-pointer.

The 32- year-old Conley, that beat Hall- of-Famer Tamika Catchings in Sunday's preliminary to establish a semi-final clash with five-times All-Star Chauncey Billups on Thursday evening, stated the nerves are still there, also in the unconventional competitors layout.

-A bank shot three from the top hands Conley a letter and LaVine attempts the comeback.

In the one-on-one HORSE competition format, one player describes the shot they are about to take and if they make it their rival must recreate the shot.

LaVine, playing on an outdoor court and in elements including wind and light rain in Snohomish, Washington, used his athleticism to beat former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce and then WNBA star Allie Quigley in a competitive semifinal. But Conley was able to match LaVine in their competition by converting an all-net layup from below the rim. I got a real tough opponent in the championship game, and he had some tricks I hadn't seen before.

"As soon as they call your name to shoot a shot, I'm like, 'Oh my God, my turn, ' and like, 'What are people going to expect me to do?'" said Conley, the all-time leading scorer for the Memphis Grizzlies, where he played before being traded to the Jazz past year. "He made some really, really tricky shots".

"They're fine", Conley said when asked during an interview on SportsCenter about Mitchell and Gobert's relationship.

"You deserve that championship, I'll let you know that", LaVine said after falling short.



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