Grizzlies’ top pick adjusting

Grizzlies’ top pick adjusting

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:01 pm
By: AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Mayo played mostly point guard and struggled early before scoring 14 points in the second half as he and the Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 82-74 in their NBA Summer League finale Wednesday night. The Grizzlies other point guards, Mike Conley Jr. and Javaris Crittenton, were given the day off, so Mayo ran the show. He finished with 20 points. He scored 11 in the fourth quarter to help Memphis erase a 10-point deficit and tie the game at 70 with 3:52 to play. But the Clippers scored the next six points and closed the game on a 12-4 run. “It don’t matter what position I play,” said Mayo, the third overall pick in the draft. “I just want to get better at both of them.” Mayo missed his first four shots and didn’t score until he converted a running layup with 5:50 to play in the second quarter. He finished with six first-half points in 15 minutes. Mayo’s woes continued in the third quarter as he missed three straight foul shots and threw the ball out of bounds on a fast break. Published in The Messenger 7.17.08

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