Conley scores 20 as Grizzlies beat Bobcats 85-80

By Steve Reed

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 20 2012 7:50 p.m. MDT

Memphis Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo, left, and Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens, right, battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, April 20, 2012.

Chuck Burton, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Charlotte 85-80 on Friday night to extend the Bobcats' franchise-worst losing streak to 19 games.

The Grizzlies overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and then held on to get an important victory in terms of playoff seeding in the Western Conference.

On the 25-year anniversary of Michael Jordan scoring an NBA playoff-record 63 points against the Boston Celtics, the team Jordan now owns took a step closer toward cementing a dubious spot in league history.

If the Bobcats (7-55) lose their final four games they will finish with the worst winning percentage in league history.

Gerald Henderson tied a career high with 32 points for the Bobcats.

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