Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 3/24/14
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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