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Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is switching up his bench a bit for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs, deactivating Austin Daye in favor of Donte Greene.
The Grizzlies signed Greene and Willie Reed on the final day of the regular season in April. Greene hadn't been active for a game yet this postseason. The 6-foot-11 Daye did not play Tuesday night against the Spurs, though he did score four points in Game 1. Greene also is 6-11 but is nearly 20 pounds heavier than Daye.
Hollins said he can't guarantee he'll put Greene in the game but at least the forward will be ready.
The Spurs lead the series 2-0.
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Tony Allen was fined $5,000 by the NBA for his flop in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs. Take a look at the play that cost him.
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...
During game 2 of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series, Manu Ginobili committed a flagrant foul on Tony Allen as he was going up for a layup in the final minute of regulation. After the foul, Allen returned the favor with a flagrant flop (one for the history books I might add).
The league looked over the incident over the last two days and came to conclusion that Allen must...
MEMPHIS -- Like Tuesday, Game 3 of the Western Conference finals went to overtime. And like Tuesday, the Spurs controlled the extra session and beat the Grizzlies 104-93. San Antonio now leads the series 3-0. Game 4 is Monday in Memphis. Here are three observations from a rare Memphis loss at the Grindhouse, where Memphis will now have to grind harder than ever to beat a team that...
The Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen has been fined $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during the Grizzlies vs. Spurs game on May 21, the league announced Friday.
Tony Allen was fouled on a fast break with 30 seconds remaining in Game 2 by Manu Ginobili. As the Memphis guard went up for the layup, Manu Ginobili pulled down his arm in an attempt to stop him from scoring...
Zach Randolph took a little time away from preparing to face the Spurs in game 3 of the western conference finals to meet a young man with a similar nickname to his own. Z-Bo stopped practicing and went to hang out with 8-year-old Charles Rowland who was born with cerebral palsy and rocks the nickname ‘C-Bo.’ The moment is pretty special, especially to see a big bruiser like...
Late in the second quarter of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, there was a play in which Tim Duncan kicks out his leg as Marc Gasol attempts a pass, but unfortunately the ball would bounce off of Duncan’s leg and hit Gasol right in the face. GIF [...]The post TIm Duncan Kicks Ball Back Into Marc Gasol’s Face…On Accident...
As it has been previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, NBA players from time to time can have the roundball deflected into their faces.
During tonight’s game three between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, watch as a kicked ball by Tim Duncan lands right in the face of Marc Gasol:
Marc Gasol takes kicked ball to the face [Sports Illustrated]
The San Antonio Spurs (10-2) and Memphis Grizzlies (8-5) resume their Western Conference Finals series tonight for Game 3 in Memphis.
The Spurs will be looking to put a stranglehold on the series as they hold a 2-0 lead in the series. However, Memphis is undefeated at home in the postseason and beating the Grizzlies in the "Grind House" will be tough.
The towels are showing up all around Memphis. They hang over neighborhood signs and even at a door to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The sentiment? Believe Memphis.
The Grizzlies certainly do.
Yes, they are down 0-2 to San Antonio in their first Western Conference final, but they take heart in knowing they dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole in the first round against...
Mark and McNeill talked about Cleveland winning the NBA Draft Lottery, argued over if the Pacers' heartbreaking loss in Game 1 will cost them the series, gave Lionel Hollins for making some big adjustments in Game 2, Mark threw out a gusty idea of the Raptors amnestying Rudy Gay and Phil Jackson making some headlines this month.
As the Spurs hit the road to take on the Grizzlies in Memphis, the Grizz have to figure out a way to make sure they protect their home court advantage to survive. How can they do this (besides the obvious answer of better defense)? Easy. More Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter and less Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince. This isn’t really a knock on Allen and Prince, it’s more of...
Before fully beginning their head coaching search, the Clippers will reportedly pursue ‘big name’ candidates first, including Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Grizzlies head coach, Lionel Hollins.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
[Alvin] Gentry has emerged as a candidate to replace Vinny Del Negro, whose contract was not renewed by the Clippers last...