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That's Grizzlies' Tony Allen flailing on the court, apparently in agony as he is grabbing his head after San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili was called for a flagrant foul late in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. But was it more an outstading overreacting job by Allen?
Clearly Manu went for his arm but no where did Allen hit his head during his fall yet there he was, clutching his head seemingly in agony.
When asked about Manu's foul postgame, Allen replied, "Yes, most definitely. He cannot pull me out the air."
However, this isn't the first time Allen showed off his flopping skills on the court.
At the AT&T Center, fans were in an uproar at the refs for calling Manu for the flagrant foul considering the call helped Memphis close the gap and force overtime in Game 2.
But the question remains, was this Tony Allen trying to sell it or a legit flagrant foul call on Ginobili?
OK Spurs fans you saw the video, heard from Allen, now let your voice be heard... was this a flop or not?
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach.
He probably wouldn't have a problem getting another job, but says he's very happy with the one he has.
New owners took over in November...
The Memphis Grizzlies are using advanced analytics to manage the salary cap.
“People talk about analytics in evaluating players, but there’s a lot of analytics around the salary cap,” said Josh Levien, the first-year CEO of the Grizzlies. “How much should we spend for a player at a certain position and what role he’s going to play? So that’s a lot of what we’ve done...
This clip comes from ESPN's postgame coverage from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Near the end of the game, Tony Allen of the Grizzlies got a flagrant foul from Manu Ginobili. Even though the call was fairly accurate, Allen writhed on the ground like David Luiz, holding his head that was never touched.
After the game, Jalen Rose had a great line planned for...
AT&T Center – Four weeks ago, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was named the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Gasol and the Grizzlies were defensive juggernauts in the regular season as they won games with their style of play, “grit and grind.”
Today, with Gasol’s Grizzlies down 0-2 to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, something was...
AT&T Center - The San Antonio Spurs throttled the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, 105-83. From precise offensive execution, a franchise playoff record 14 threes made to holding Zach Randolph nearly scoreless for the game, the Spurs put on a clinic to go up 1-0 in the series.
However, Memphis has been in this spot before in the postseason. They...
It took seven quarters, in which the Spurs outscored Memphis by 34 points, but the Grizzlies may have found a viable solution against San Antonio's pack-the-paint strategy -- spread the floor with Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter to make them pay for doubling Zach Randolph in the post.
Another fortuitous circumstance -- the nominally foul-averse Tim Duncan, averaging...
I still think this is a long series, as Memphis is tough to beat at home.
My Head, I Say, My Head
This one was why you don't stop watching Game, just because it's stinking up the joint. This game was never pretty to watch, but it did get pretty good.For the first 2.5 quarters of this one, the Grizz replayed the script of fall behind big early, make a middling run, then get taken out like a load of bad laundry. Tony Parker was dominant, with 16...
One Spurs fan was so ecstatic that the team was able to hold in overtime despite a strong comeback by the Memphis Grizzlies, that he was caught on air as the buzzer sounded, exclaiming, “WOO! WE DID IT! WE DID IT!” as the Spurs took a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Move over, “Good Job, Good Effort” Miami Heat fan, we have a new NBA fan to celebrate with his boisterous screaming abilities.
After the Spurs pulled out their game two win in the Western Conference Finals over the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, a San Antonio fan is audibly heard saying “We Did It” as ESPN began to conclude their game coverage:
Spurs fan shouts “We...
Memphis sits fewer than 300 miles down the Mississippi from St. Louis and might as well be its baseball sister city. Since the legendary Memphis Chicks (1901-1997) ceased existence and the parent club moved Triple-A operations west from Louisville 15 years ago, the Redbirds have been the highest affiliate in the Cardinals system.
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So much for the favored Memphis Grizzlies to take at least one game in San Antonio. The Grizzlies find themselves in an 0-2 hole as the Spurs held on in overtime to win Game 2 93-89. Memphis was the favorite going into this series. Some said that the Spurs had old veterans that could not keep up with Memphis. Looks like that is not the case.
Tony Parker had 15 points and a career...
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...