Utah’s Mike Conley wins NBA’s H-O-R-S-E Challenge as live sports returns amid pandemic

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Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. wins the NBA’s first ever H-O-R-S-E Challenge on ESPN recently. Valley News/AC Sports photo
With the NBA season suspended during the coronavirus outbreak, it was good for the nation to see some version of live sports as Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz won ESPN’s live H-O-R-S-E Challenge, beating Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine in the championship match Thursday, April 16. The network teamed up with the NBA, WNBA and some notable alumni in the televised competitive game of H-O-R-S-E, which is played by two people on a basketball court with the idea of matching baskets. The player who makes shots that the opponent does not duplicate wins the game. The game continues until one person accumulates the five letters that spell out H-O-R-S-E. In the semifinals, which also aired Thursday, Conley, who was playing from an indoor gym in Columbus, Ohio, finished off NBA alumni Chaun
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