Jan 31, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Teammates look on Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) injured his ankle during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Timberwolves 94-90. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies’ PG Mike Conley out a week


Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley is expected to miss a week after spraining his right ankle in Friday night’s 94-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Conley suffered the injury after scoring 12 points on four-of-14 shooting, dishing out eight assists, grabbing three rebounds and recording three steals in 30 minutes.

According to the report from the Associated Press, Conley has a grade 2 ankle sprain and Grizzlies’ head coach  Dave Joerger told reporters Conley will be evaluated in a week and “see how the treatment is going before updating any timetable on his return.”

Conley missed the Grizzlies’ 99-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Nick Calathes started in his place.

On the season, Conley is averaging a team-high 18.0 points, 6.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. He’s shooting 45.8% from the field, 36.9% from beyond the arc and 84.1% from the free throw line.

Calathes has appeared in 35 games. He’s averaging 3.6 points, 2.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game. He had 22 points, five rebounds and three assists in his first career start Saturday.

The Grizzlies, who have won their last six games to improve to 26-20, will next be action Monday when they travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.

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