Found March 24, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen will not play tonight against the Timberwolves due to a stomach illness, according to Rob Fischer on Twitter.With Allen out of the lineup, look for James Johnson and Nick Calathes to pick up extra minutes off the bench at the shooting guard position. The Grizzlies are coming off an impressive win against the Pacers last Saturday, holding them to only 71 points. Allen played 24 minutes and held All-Star Paul George to arguably his worst game of the season. George went 2-for-10 from the field with only eight points and four turnovers.Joe Murphy/Getty ImagesAllen has played in 43 games this season with 27 starts. He is averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 24.8 minutes per game.Allen is best known for his defensive intensity and strong one-on-one skills on opposing players. He leads his team in steals and helps the Grizzlies bolster the third best defense in the NBA - allowing only 94.1 points per game.The Grizzlies are curren...

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Fur on the Floor:   This is what happens when you don’t have time on your hands, but you decide to spend it doing something other than the thing you were initially doing. It’s like shedding. Griz comes into the room and, for no other reason, shakes off all the loose fur onto your carpet. I’ll think of a better simile or metaphor as time passes. Onto the goods:   Instead of...
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