10:31 AM EDT, Fri May 22, 2015

Tony Allen: First Team All Defense For Real

FIRST TEAM, SUCKA. #KiaDPOY headlines NBA All-Defensive First Team! @KawhiLeonard @CP3 @Money23Green @aa000G9 @DeAndreJordan6 — NBA (@NBA) May 20, 2015 The NBA today announced via Twitter the ALL-NBA defensive today, with a not-so-surprising Grizzly on the roster. For those of you that don't speak Twitter: DPOY Kawhi Leonard Chris Paul Draymond Green Tony Allen Deandre Jordan With all seriousness, this team should be called the "Tony Allen First Team All Defense." This is a well deserved honor for Tony, the best perimeter defender in the league.  It is something to be able to say...
Oakland Tribune May 15, 2015

Memphis guard Tony Allen plans to play Friday night

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen estimates that he's about 60 perecent healthy with a hamstring injury, but he will play against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 on Friday night.

Tony Allen will play Game 6 against Warriors

Tony Allen will play Game 6 against Warriors Tony Allen says he's only about 60 percent because of his strained left hamstring. The man with a broken face has advice for injured Allen. The Grizzlies say they need to cut down on turnovers, get back on transition, and stop giving the Warriors so many second chances. The Grizzlies expect their home crowd at the FedEx Forum to provide them with energy and support. Joerger says he think a sense of urgency has been the difference in every game. "Grit and grind basketball," Allen said.
Golden State Of Mind May 15, 2015

Warriors at Grizzlies Game 6, NBA Playoffs 2015: Start time, TV schedule, radio and live stream

The Warriors face the Grizzlies tonight at 6:30 p.m. PST with a chance to advance to the 2015 Western Conference Finals. On the surface, there seem to be some conflicting reports about whether Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen will play against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight. While Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger would not commit to saying Allen would play, Allen himself has said he will play and the Warriors appear to assume that's the case. Dave Joerger on if he has an update on Tony Allen's condition told reporters: "No." — Diamond Leung...
Game 5: Warriors 98, Grizzlies 78: Déjà vu

Game 5: Warriors 98, Grizzlies 78: Déjà vu

The Grizzlies had a 13-point lead in the first quarter last night and still lost Game 5 to the Golden State Warriors 98–78 in Oakland, falling behind in the series 3–2 with Game 6 in Memphis on Friday night. The lack of Tony Allen, who reaggravated the hamstring issue he’s been playing through for the entire postseason so far in Game 4, forced Jeff Green into the starting lineup, and while the Grizzlies came out swinging and looked like they were taking charge, things quickly fell apart.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Oakland Tribune May 14, 2015

Warriors notebook: Grizzlies defensive specialist Tony Allen is kept out of Game 5 with a troublesome hamstring

The player who was shut down by the Warriors in Game 4 hopes to be available Friday when the series moves back to Memphis

Grizzlies’ Tony Allen will miss game 5 of Western Conference semifinals against Warriors

OAKLAND – Memphis guard Tony Allen will not play in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Warriors on Wednesday due to a sore left hamstring. “It’s been an ongoing thing for him since the end of the… Continue Reading → The post Grizzlies’ Tony Allen will miss game 5 of Western Conference semifinals against Warriors appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
San Jose Mercury News May 13, 2015

Grizzlies' Tony Allen a 'game-time decision'

Memphis Grizzlies defensive ace Tony Allen has a sore left hamstring and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday night's NBA Western Conference semifinals Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors.

Grizzlies’ Tony Allen ‘more hurt than people realize’ in playoff series against Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO – Memphis guard Tony Allen has a sore left hamstring and is a game-time decision for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday, according to coach Dave Joerger. “If he wants to be out there, he’ll be… Continue Reading → The post Grizzlies’ Tony Allen ‘more hurt than people realize’ in playoff series against Warriors appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Tony Allen When You Need Him: Playoff Edition

Tony Allen has been deemed "The Grindfather" for several years, and his defensive powers have been on full display so far in this playoff series. His ability to shut down Klay Thompson in Game 2 on Tuesday was definitely noteworthy, and his performance this year seems extremely similar to the shackles he put on Kevin Durant last postseason. Playoff time might as well be called Tony Allen time. The past few playoff runs, Tony Allen has helped the Grizzlies amp up their defense and has given the team a tremendous jolt of energy during crucial stretches. The 2015 Western Conference Semi Finals...

Kobe Bryant respects Tony Allen

Bryant's respect for one of the game's hardest workers continues. Kobe Bryant and Tony Allen have had some memorable battles on the court over the course of their careers, most notably when Allen and the Boston Celtics faced (and ultimately were defeated by) Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals. These physical matchups have never bred contempt between the two players, and Bryant has often publicly shown respect for Allen's hard work. "He's fundamentally sound defensively and he plays harder than everybody else defensively," Bryant said to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News...

Grizzlies’ Tony Allen: 'I still managed to shake one of the kid’s hands’

Grizzlies’ Tony Allen: 'I still managed to shake one of the kid’s hands’
San Jose Mercury News May 3, 2015

Grizzlies' Tony Allen is target of Oracle fan fury

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen walks through a kids' dance routine during a timeout and becomes the target of boos from Warriors fans the rest of the day.

Grizzlies’ Allen will attempt to minimize the splash

The Warriors open their Western Conference semifinal series against Memphis and all-world defender Tony Allen on Sunday. “Tony is an excellent defender — obviously, one of the best in the league,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. According to SportVU data, Allen held opposing shooters to a field-goal percentage 7.5 percent lower than their usual proficiency during the regular season. “I respect him a ton,” said Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Allen missed the Grizzlies’ third meeting with the Warriors...
San Jose Mercury News May 2, 2015

Thompson: Klay Thompson now has edge on Tony Allen

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, thanks to his evolving game, has become a real challenge for Memphis Grizzlies defensive ace Tony Allen.

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