HoopsHype Tony Allen rumors
When outliers smile their way in the playoffs, especially on the road, the value of the game increases exponentially. The Grizzlies did not let it slip away. Even if Memphis did squander a five-point lead in the final 18 seconds of the fourth quarter. "Twitter must be going crazy right about now," Allen said in the locker room after the game, though he wasn't ready to turn his smartphone on just yet. "I can't believe they didn't give me a block. They gave me a steal, you gotta be kidding me. I wanted that block, man! C'mon, that was a block." ESPN.com
“Basically, it’s going to be a slugfest,” Allen said. “We’re going to pound it and they’re going to run it. Whoever executes the best is going to win it.” Memphis Commercial Appeal
“It’s just a competition at the end of the day. It’s ain’t about me,” Allen said. “It’s about the Grizzlies coming in here basically playing grit-and-grind basketball and holding our hats on the defensive end. We got schemes that we tried to take advantage of on the defensive end. All we could do is hope for the best when he shoots it as far as making him miss.” Oklahoman
David Aldridge: Also "no traction" on rumored Wolves-Grizz deal w/ @Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince for @Chase Budinger & others. Sides aren't close to anything. Twitter @daldridgetnt
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota firm that it wants Tony Allen to join Tayshaun Prince in Budinger-Barea deal, but Memphis resisting - for now, sources tell Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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