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During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder run. However, as I am typing this post, there are about 3 minutes left to the game and the Grizzlies have a 12 point lead, so luckily for TA, his mishap will probably not affect the outcome of the game and Memphis will move on to the Western Conference Finals (unless OKC makes a miracle happen in the next few minutes). h/t: Ball Don't Lie blog
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Well, that’s one way to play defense.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was on the bench for a breather during the third quarter of Game 5 between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder, but that didn’t stop him from trying to defend his opponents. As Derek Fisher was spotting up for an open 3-pointer, Allen threw a shirt onto the court.
Allen got a technical foul for the...
Tony Allen is doing all right for himself. Since leaving the Celtics in 2010, Allen has become a fan favorite in Memphis, where he fits in perfectly with the tough-minded Grizzlies.
Now that the Grizzlies are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history and the Celtics have been eliminated from the playoffs, Boston can get behind Allen again. The...
For Tony Allen and the Memphis Grizzlies, this towel really was terrible.
As the Thunder made a push in the third quarter of Game 5 on Wednesday night, Allen thought he would try to distract Derek Fisher while the Thunder guard attempted a shot. Standing beside the bench, Allen waved his towel to try to catch Fisher’s eye. But Allen’s grip must not have been as solid as he thought...
LeBron James and Memphis guard Tony Allen headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The league announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting, while the Miami Heat star had 52. Each player had 25 first-team votes from the NBA's 30 head coaches.
"We pride ourselves on defense here," said James. "I'm one of the catalysts, as far as taking that...
There are many ways to earn a technical foul in the Association but last night Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen earned one after he accidentally tossed a t-shirt that he was holding.
The moment happened in the third quarter of game five against the Oklahoma City Thunder as he was trying to distract Thunder guard Derek Fisher.
Watch as the shirt from his hand goes flying near Fisher...
There's no reason for me to pretend this Derek Fisher-Billy Hunter feud isn't personal for me.
It became personal the moment Fisher publicly threatened to sue me because I reported a major rift between Hunter and Fisher -- the former executive director and current president of the NBA players union, respectively -- during the 2011 NBA lockout.
In Oct. 2011, I wrote a column...
Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.
Hunter contends that Fisher undermined Hunter's efforts to make an agreement and interfered with his position by secretly negotiating with select owners...
Billy Hunter was forced out as President of the NBAPA because the players thought he was in cahoots with the owners and he stole a bunch of money.
Hunter is now firing back with a lawsuit.
Billy Hunter sued the National Basketball Players Association and president Derek Fisher on Thursday for defamation and breach of contract stemming from his dismissal as the union’s executive...
The Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason.
Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.
The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn't hit shots and the...
Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions.
Billy Hunter has filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Players Association, Derek Fisher and Jamie Wior.
Hunter was voted out unanimously as executive director of the NBPA in February. Hunter had been executive director of the NBPA since 1996.
A report from an independent party showed Hunter used poor judgement on hiring practices, spent improperly on several forms...
The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Zach Randolph scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, Mike Conley had 13 points and 11 assists, while Tony Allen added 11 points with two assists.