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Conley scores 20 as Grizzlies beat Bobcats 85-80

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 7:05 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) 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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