Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The San Antonio Spurs escaped last night with an overtime victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies, and we say escaped because Tony Allen put on a performance that no doubt influenced the referees to call a flagrant 1 foul on Manu Ginobili with under thirty seconds to go in the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading 85-81. It was a hard foul on a breakaway by Allen, but it certainly wasn’t with malicious intent. But Allen acted as if he was brutally injured, and the refs called it flagrant, giving Allen two shots and the Grizzlies the ball. Allen calmly made the free throws, and then hit the game-tying jumper on the ensuing in bound of the ball. Judge for yourself: His head never hit the floor, but he acted as if it did. The NBA better follow-through on their ‘no-flopping’ rule and hit Allen with a large fine for what he did. The Spurs were able to win it in OT, but it never should have reached that point, and it most likely wouldn’t have, had the refs not called the flagrant foul. That was top-notch acting by Allen. Some may argue [...]
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1 Comment:
  • That was a great acting job, and his quick thinking to grab his head? I commend him on that too.
    My question is: Would that be considerd a flop?

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