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Mike D'Antoni: 'Memphis Grizzlies wanted it more than us'

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on October 22, 2013
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Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni says that the Memphis Grizzlies wanted the win more than his own side as the Lakers were defeated 102-90 at the Staples Center.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni has said that the Memphis Grizzlies wanted the win more than his own side as the Lakers were defeated 102-90 at the Staples Center.

The win moves Memphis into the final playoff position in the Western Conference, thanks to a standout showing from Mike Conley, who notched 24 points and provided eight assists.

"They wanted it more than we did and you could see it," D'Antoni said after the game. "I'm sure they got a little scared in the first half and talked about it [at halftime] and then put the hammer to us."

The Grizzlies will now face a potentially decisive game against the Phoenix Suns next Monday.

Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies watches the game action during the NBA game against the Boston Celtics at FedExForum on November 4, 2013
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