Found February 07, 2012 on
by Tracy Weissenberg / @basketballista
Tony Allen has seen both ends of the spectrum. He was a member of the Celtics team that lifted up the franchise’s 17th Championship banner—the most of any team in NBA history. He also was an integral part of the upstart Grizzlies that knocked off the No. 1-seeded Spurs last season to win the first Playoff game and series in franchise history.
This season, Allen is getting it done on both ends of the floor, although he is especially noticed for his elite perimeter defense. While Allen has picked up where he left off last season and is working to propel the Grizzlies to another deep postseason run, he will always carry a little Celtics’ green with him.
SLAM: You’ve shown so much with your defense as a member of the Grizzlies. Has your focus been to come out and shut down your guy before thinking about scoring?
Tony Allen: First thing’s first, I’m coming in here just to compete—at any part of the game. Coach Pressey used to tell me, ‘It’s a game ...
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Tony Allen has a knack for saying and doing... eh, why sugarcoat it... stupid things. Not all are intentional.
During an interview with CSNNE's Jessica Camerato, TA spoke about his time in Boston and how he was able to earn minutes while playing with the Big 3.
“When I was over here, that was the only way that I could get on the court,“ Allen told CSNNE.com prior...
Grizzlies fans seem to be more civil than NY fans but still fun. I love how they start out talking about how old the Celtics are and how they'll run them out of the building and then being amazed at how the Celtics are out-running them. Also every team wonders how Ray Allen gets open shots. He runs his tail off through a ton of screens. These young guys just can'...
Andy FlintJust a few days ago, I was speaking with a friend when he posed a puzzling question. Why can’t the Memphis Grizzlies pull the trigger on either O.J. Mayo or Tony Allen? They both share time and the Grizz can’t seem to make a clear decision on which guy is more valuable to their franchise. [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
Memphis, February 6, 2012 – Memphis Grizzlies’ guard Tony Allen will partner with City Gear to distribute 100 jackets to Memphis-area youth on Tuesday, February 7 at Goodwill Boys & Girls Club from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. In addition to the jacket distribution, Allen will speak to the group of young men about setting goals, his personal challenges that he overcame and how...
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"I can shoot 3s. Y'all acting like I'm 50 and out here on one leg, and I can't," said Garnett, who was sort-of, kind-of joking about all the 3-point shooting talk. "Some nights...
The Boston Celtics have had their share of problems thisseason. Injuries have caused starters Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo tomiss games and the team seemed out of sync to start the season.Boston already had depth issues before having to sufferthrough the missed games from their starters and Pierce’s slumping play once hereturned. Despite the hardships though, the Celtics...
No one would be surprised if Ray, Pierce, or even Pietrus (who I’ll write about in a post later this week) was pictured with the words 3 pointers. But Kevin Garnett, in the last 3 games, is perfect from beyond the arc (3-3). You may say “small sample” size. But heck, who cares! And KG, yeah, he wants you to wipe that surprise look off your face each time he drains...
Paul Pierce has moved into second place on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list. But Pierce (21,797 points) is only third among his current teammates in career scoring, behind Kevin Garnett (23,659) and Ray Allen (22,583).
Quincy Pondexter had nothing to show in his first opportunity to start for the injured Tony Allen. His second chance resulted in the best scoring night of his career. Pondexter recorded a career-best 17 points and provided an early burst as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak with an 85-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
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