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

By Jesse Reed

After watching his team get blown out on the road in Game 5, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is determined to play against the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 6.

Allen missed Game 5 with a sore hamstring.

After coming out hot offensively to start the game two nights ago, the Grizzlies fell flat in that department as the game progressed. Without Allen harassing Steph Curry and the Warriors shooters, Golden State went on a romp in the second quarter and never looked back to win by 20 points.

Allen is a defensive specialist. He averaged two steals per game, and as he likes to tell everyone who will listen, he was a member of the 2013 All-Defense 1st-Team.

The Warriors can close out the series tonight at The Grindhouse.

The Grizzlies will certainly need all hands on deck to keep this from happening. Allen knows this, and he will give it all he has tonight, despite the risk of further irritating his hamstring.

Hopefully, for the sake of all the loyal fans in Memphis, he can play big minutes. Otherwise, Golden State will move on to the next round.