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Tony Allen was 'hurt' by Warriors defensive strategy in playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has never had a reputation as a great shooter, and the Golden State Warriors exploited that during their postseason run. Instead of letting Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol hurt the Warriors down low, Steve Kerr made the adjustment to leave Tony Allen virtually unguarded the entire game.Allen recently told Geoff Calkins of the Commercial Appeal what...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Three keys to become better than good

Labeled as the perennial dark horse of the loaded Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies have probably been the most textbook definition of a good (but not great) team. They have qualified for the postseason for five consecutive years, but they have never entered as a top 4 seed. They made it out of the first round 3 out of 5 times, but have only went as far as to lose in the...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Season, Golden Fortunes: The Warriors Were Lucky… And Really Good

We really don’t need to spend much time detailing the fact — and it is a fact — that the 2015 Golden State Warriors were a very lucky basketball team. No Clippers. No Spurs. No Mike Conley for a game. No Tony Allen for a 2-2 Game 5. No Patrick Beverley in the Houston series. James Harden threw that pass to Dwight Howard at the end of Game 2. No Kevin Love. No Kyrie Irving....
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Season, Golden Fortunes: The Warriors Were Lucky… And Really Good

We really don’t need to spend much time detailing the fact — and it is a fact — that the 2015 Golden State Warriors were a very lucky basketball team. No Clippers. No Spurs. No Mike Conley for a game. No Tony Allen for a 2-2 Game 5. No Patrick Beverley in the Houston series. James Harden threw that pass to Dwight Howard at the end of Game 2. No Kevin Love. No Kyrie Irving....
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen, in claymation, is an actual grizzly bear (VIDEO)

"First team, all defense."That's the accolade that the Memphis Grizzlies' Grindfather, Tony Allen, turned into a catch phrase this spring. As a crucial part of his team's surge that put them into a surprising 2-1 lead over the juggernaut Golden State Warriors in the second round, Allen staked an even bigger claim for himself as an elite defender. Perhaps even more so, he won over...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Curry Over Harden: Game 6s Show MVP Voters Got It Right

Two teams playing Game 6s on the road, one trying to extend its season, one trying to close out a series. Two men who just a month ago were the subjects of the NBA’s heated MVP debate, facing the challenge of leading their teams to victory. Two third quarters that went in opposite directions. Steph Curry had a third quarter for the ages in the Golden State Warriors’ closeout...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Allen says he'll play Game 6 vs. Warriors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies guard Tony Allen says he's definitely playing Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors with Memphis needing a win to avoid elimination trailing their Western Conference semifinal 3-2. Allen said after Friday morning's shoot around that he's obviously fighting an injury but will come out to help his teammates as much as he can. The guard missed the final...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen Is ‘Definitely’ Playing Tonight for the Memphis Grizzlies

After watching his team get blown out on the road in Game 5, Memphis Grizzlies guard is determined to play against the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 6. UPDATE: Tony Allen says he's "definitely" playing tonight against Warriors. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 15, 2015 Allen missed Game 5 with a sore hamstring. After coming out hot offensively to start the game two...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen says he's playing vs. Warriors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Grizzlies guard Tony Allen says he's definitely playing Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors with Memphis needing a win to avoid elimination trailing their Western Conference semifinal 3-2. Allen said after Friday morning's shoot around that he's obviously fighting an injury but will come out to help his teammates as much as he can. The guard missed the final...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen might be the difference for Memphis

Well, it seems that plans are underway again for the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, an event that seemed inevitable two weeks ago, then looked impossible a week ago. Two consecutive wins and the return of the 3-pointer have calmed the faithful, to the point where again, it seems inconceivable that they could lose this series. However, what if Tony Allen is healthy for...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen says he will play in Game 6

After sitting out Game 5 with a hamstring injury, it appears Memphis Grizzlies guard/shutdown corner Tony Allen will give it a go in Game 6. He's been a pivotal defensive presence in the series, harassing Warriors guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry as much as possible. But in Game 4, Allen doubled as an offensive liability when Golden State decided to completely ignore him,...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen's absence felt in Grizzlies Game 5 loss to Warriors

  The Memphis Grizzlies figured Tony Allen's absence would hurt on the defensive end. They hoped that Jeff Green and Vince Carter could make up for the defensive stopper's injury on the offensive end. Instead Green and Carter struggled to make shots and Marc Gasol was unable to dominate inside as the Grizzlies fell 98-78 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of their second-round...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen Says He'll Play In Game 6

Tony Allen said he will play in Game 6 despite his hamstring injury. Allen sat out the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 5 loss at the Golden State Warriors. Allen has made a huge impact on defense for the Grizzlies in their two victories in the series.
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen out for Game 5 vs. Warriors

  Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen sat out Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night because of a left hamstring injury. Allen had been listed as questionable to play but the Grizzlies decided before the game to hold him out. ''He's the kind of guy who will do anything he can to be out there,'' coach Dave Joerger said. ''At the same time, we want to be smart...
Via AP on Fox
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies Guard Tony Allen Likely to Miss Game 5 Against Warriors

With the momentum in the series clearly on the Golden State Warriors side entering a crucial Game 5 in Oakland, ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is likely to miss the outing. According to Stein, Allen is suffering through a hamstring issue. The all-everything defender played just 16 minutes in the Grizzlies Game 4 loss on Monday night. He shot...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen a 'game-time' decision for Game 5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen remains questionable to play in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors because of a sore left hamstring. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger told reporters after the team's shootaround in San Francisco that Allen will be a game-time decision Wednesday night. The series is tied 2-2. In their Game 4 win in Memphis, the Warriors often...
Via AP on Fox
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies clashing styles with Golden State

Old sports adages tell us that defense wins championships. Then, Klay Thompson hits a deep, contested three and commentators remark, “That’s good defense. But, that’s better offense.” Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference semifinal tell us that the Grizzlies’ defense would reign supreme in the series. Meanwhile, Game 1 and Game 4 featured “better offense” from the...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen Questionable For Game 5 With Sore Hamstring

Tony Allen is questionable for Game 5 at the Golden State Warriors with a sore left hamstring. Allen has been a critical part of the Memphis Grizzlies' defense this series.
Via RealGM
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

On a superstar uncle and Tony Allen's variance of greatness

By Logan Murdock / @logan_murdock This past winter I went down to Fresno, California to see the family for the holidays. I can’t speak for everyone’s family, but whenever there’s..... The post On A Superstar Uncle And Tony Allen’s Variance Of Greatness appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen played high-school football under a fake name

We're now at the point where you could make up almost any story about Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and people would believe it. This, though unbelievable, happens to be true. According to this feature on Allen by ESPN's Michael Wallace, Memphis' defense-first shooting guard once played high school football under a fake name. Here's the story from Allen's former classmate and current...
Via Fox Sports
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies should be jumping for joy

The Memphis Grizzlies have to love the position they find themselves in. Golden State is an absolutely dominant team at home. For Memphis to win a series that few have given them a chance in, it was imperative that they steal a game at Oracle Arena at some point. That win came sooner rather than later. Behind a strong defensive performance, which has been a calling card all season...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson on if Tony Allen is in his head: "Come on, man"

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one of the best wing scorers in the NBA. So what happens when the two clash? So far, Allen has gotten the better of Thompson, holding him to just 13 points on 6-for-15 shooting in a Game 2 loss.  Allen isn't afraid to talk on the court, which led some...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Tony Allen showing why he's called Grindfather

In Memphis, Tony Allen is known simply as the Grindfather. Kevin Durant and others call him the NBA's toughest one-on-one defender. Give him an opponent, watch him go to work studying tape for angles to attack, tendencies to expose. Then Allen clamps down, getting as close as physically possible and taking that man out of his game. Offensively, a dunk may be the only shot Allen takes...
Via AP on Fox
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtic for Life: Tony Allen wants you to know that he's First-Team All-Defense

As the wounds of the Celtics' season start to completely heal, it's time to take a relaxed approach to watching the remainder of the NBA playoffs. With so many former C's still ballin' in the second round, it's easy to sit back and watch some old friends cause havoc.Paul Pierce has proved that he will still be talking trash when he's 75 years-old playing at the YMCA.Last night old...
Via Celtics Life
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen ‘First Team All-Defense’ Dunk

Memphis Grizzlies certified lock down guard Tony Allen yelling “first team all-defense” after throwing down a jam on the Warriors, should be your new favourite Tony Allen thing. Even the New York Times thinks so: “The most memorable moment in the 97-90 Grizzlies win might have been when Tony Allen was caught by on-court microphones emphatically declaring himself to be “first...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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