Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies welcomed back injured point guard Mike Conley on Tuesday for Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors.
Conley missed the series opener -- a lopsided Warriors win -- after undergoing successful surgery last Monday to repair a facial fracture.
He already missed the final two games of Memphis' series against the Trail Blazers. The injury was sustained in Game 3 when he was hit near his left eye by an inadvertent elbow from Portland's C.J. McCollum. Conley immediately dropped to his knees and was eventually taken to the locker room under assistance, then later transported to a local Portland hospital.
In Memphis' three wins of that series, Conley averaged 16.0 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field.