10:11 AM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015
Pounding The Rock 12 hours ago

Final Score: Spurs top Grizzlies, 103-89

The Spurs continue their late season push to climb up the Western Conference standings, beating the Grizzlies at home, 103-89, and get closer to perfecting their craft just in time for the post-season. The Spurs seem to be getting these together at the perfect time; a reoccurring theme of this franchise. The silver and black had the opportunity tonight to better position themselves to climb even higher in the western conference standings, as well as cap off a brilliant month of play during March. The Grizzlies' premier perimeter defender Tony Allen sat out tonight with a hamstring injury,...
Straight Outta Vancouver 21 hours ago

Tony Allen's availability is a likely factor for the Grizzlies chances in San Antonio

The Grindfather's presence could have multiple effects tonight against the Spurs. Tony Allen didn't finish the Grizzlies game against the Golden State Warrriors unscathed. If I'm being honest, I'm not sure anyone for Memphis -- player, staffer, or fan -- left FedexForum Friday night without at least a few mild contusions or loss of blood. It was a brutal outing to say the least, and it left Tony with a strained hammy. Grizz announce Tony Allen is questionable for tomorrow's game at San Antonio with a strained hamstring. @FOX13Memphis — Peter Fleischer (@Peter_Fleischer) March 28,...

Count the tricks and the treats: Tony Allen has his case for Defensive Player of the Year

Tony Allen has been one of the league's best defensive players this season, no ifs or buts. He can be an unwieldy player to deploy. For every great play he makes, there can be a bad one right after to offset it. Blown layups. Ill-advised defensive gambles. A cult hero though he may be, we've all heard the criticisms of Tony Allen, who can draw the ire of his Memphis supporters as much as he can be showered in their praise. "Trick or treat," the saying goes. The idea is that you never know what you're going to get with the Grindfather. How about this, then: of the ten most-played Grizzlies...

Amar'e: 'Too quick' to get two techs

DALLAS – Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t appreciate being whistled for a ticky-tack offensive foul when Tony Allen flopped after being screened and figured he’d express his opinion to referee Scott Foster. Seconds later, Stoudemire was headed for the showers, ejected after Foster hit with him a couple of bang-bang technical fouls. “It was too quick for two technical fouls,” Stoudemire said after playing only seven minutes in the Dallas Mavericks’ 112-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tony Allen When You Need Him

You could write an entire Tony Allen encyclopedia series. I did my best to do him justice in one article. Nicknames have a tendency to become cliche over time. Players become synonymous with their nicknames, and they tend to last a lifetime (except for Dwayne Wade; 'Flash' has died a swift, miss-the-last-stair-step-and-fall-flat-on-your-face death. Oh, and Dwight Howard's Superman...I don't think Superman had habitual back and knee problems). Think about it. Allen Iverson is The Answer, Julius Erving is Dr. J, Darrell Dawkins is Chocolate Thunder (super underrated nickname), Lebron is King...

Final Score: Tony Allen To The Rescue As Grizz Edge Nuggets, 92-81

You wanted a blowout against a rudderless Nuggets team that rested 3 starters on the second night of a back to back on the road? HAH! Lineup Notes Mike Conley missed his third straight game with a sprained ankle. The Nuggets rested three starters. Game Notes Jeff Green started the game, but was hooked for Tony Allen within 3 minutes as the Grizzlies got off to a quick 11-3 start. Since this was a SEGABABA for the Nuggets, Memphis did well push the ball inside rather than sit back and shoot jumpers, and they had 9 FTAs and 9 (!) OREBs in the first quarter as a result. A two by Will Barton...

Jason Kidd doesn't object to Grizzlies resting stars ahead of game

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph were well-rested for Saturday’s encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Memphis front-court stars sat out Thursday’s road game against Washington in a move planned by Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. Defensive ace Tony Allen also was given the night off.

Kevin Durant takes a subtle jab at Tony Allen and his "ok" defense

Grizzlies fans will appreciate the fuel, KD. Tony Allen and Kevin Durant have had some pretty epic matches over the past few years with Allen usually taking on the task of guarding the scoring monster when the Memphis Grizzlies and OKC Thunder meet up. The Grindfather has earned a reputation of being able to put the lock down on Durant, but apparently KD doesn't really feel that way: @waldorfsfinest yea that means U got cooked while playing ok defense — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) March 10, 2015 It's true that Durant has put up serious points against Tony many, many times, but let's not...

GBBLive Recap: Jeff Green, Tony Allen & Springtime in Memphis with Holly Whitfield & Peter Edmiston

GBBLive carries on through snow, sleet, freezing rain & the worst that old man Winter can throw at us! Click on this link to listen to the latest podcast that was recorded live Thursday night, or listen in the player below. Follow @GBBLive The first segment of the show, sadly without my friend/producer Chip Williams due to illness, featured the Managing Editor of Grizzly Bear Blues Chris Faulkner. Chris & I talked about the Jeff Green vs. Tony Allen question & what it means for the starting unit at large, among other things. Holly Whitfield of the ILoveMemphis Blog & Podcast joined the...

The Grizzlies are better equipped to deal with the flaws of starting Tony Allen than those of Jeff Green

The crux of the season? It's no secret that the Grizzlies have struggled out of the gate with their starters since the All-Star break. Also not so secret is Tony Allen's emotional reaction to being relegated to coming off the bench. And it's hard to blame Tony: if you see your team struggling it's got to be pretty excruciating to sit and wait for your time on the court. So what do the Grizzlies do about the starting conundrum? What we know The Grizzlies starters are struggling. Neither Tony Allen nor Jeff Green can really shoot. Both Tony Allen and Jeff Green are at their best when...

Tony Allen suspended for a game, Randolph and Udrih out with illness

The Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz game has some wrinkles to it. Word broke this afternoon that Tony Allen has been suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies for a violation of team policy. That is to say, it was something internal and not anything that happened on the court. Not to speculate, but this could be for something as simple as being late for a meeting. It could also be for something more serious. If the details are ever released I'll make sure to update everyone. Regardless, it leaves the Grizzlies shorthanded for tonight's game against the Jazz, especially when you combine Allen's...

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