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Steph Curry and Golden State couldn't handle The Masked Man last night

Mike Conley might actually be made of steel.

Source: NBA/YouTube

Updated at 21.00

EIGHT DAYS AGO, Mike Conley was caught in the face by a stray elbow and suffered multiple facial fractures.

On Tuesday night, he rushed back to action as the Memphis Grizzlies shocked championship favourites Golden State and newly-crowned MVP Steph Curry on their home turf.

Conley — who was wearing a protective mask and was dubbed “One-Eyed Charlie” by his team-mates — finished with 22 points and three assists as the Grizzlies levelled the Western Conference semis at 1-1.

Tuesday’s other game saw the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards to tie their series at 1-1 as well.

NBA Conference semi-finals

Tuesday

  • Memphis Grizzlies 97 @ 90 Golden State Warriors (Series tied 1-1)
  • Washington Wizards 90 @ 106 Atlanta Hawks (Series tied 1-1)

Wednesday

  • Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers, midnight Irish (Chicago lead 1-0)
  • LA Clippers @ Houston Rockets, 2.30am Thursday Irish (LA lead 1-0)

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