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The genesis of the Joerger-Pera problems, according to league sources, dates back to last September. Pera -- who fancies himself a pretty good player -- challenged Tony Allen to a game of one-on-one. Allen, on Twitter, accepted. Pera, a Silicon Valley billionaire who bought a small controlling interest in the Grizzlies in 2012, poured tens of thousands of dollars into producing the matchup. He invited the media and instructed the public relations staff to issue a press release promoting the event. SI.com

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Allen, still seething over what he thought was a series-altering altercation and proceeding suspension, was asked how much he hated Adams -- a hard-nosed rookie who has already become known as an agitator -- on a scale of 1-10 "Oh, man. I’m almost over that, man," Allen told the station. "I’m like 50, I’m like 50 right now. Because that’s one of his tactics. You don’t have to just play. That’s a measly guy. You don’t have the shine to do that, you guys up throwing cheap shots, things of that nature." Oklahoman

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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

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