Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/25/13
The Grizzlies want to make sure everyone knows that just because Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for flopping by the NBA, it doesn't mean the key foul he drew in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wasn't a flagrant. The NBA fined Allen on Friday after the Grizzlies had practiced. Allen did not talk to reporters after Saturday's shootaround for Game 3 against the Spurs. But Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said whether Allen hit his head on the floor or not had nothing to do with the flagrant foul. Allen was grabbed out of the air by Spurs guard Manu Ginobili on a fast-break drive to the basket, and Hollins said it didn't matter if Allen hit his head. ''They reviewed it, they still called it a flagrant,'' Hollins said. ''Flopping is not a part of the game and shouldn't be a part of the game. That's why we have rules in place. There's probably a few more that could be called on a lot of people that are still in the playoffs.'' The Spurs won 93-89 in overtime and lead the series 2-...
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