05/25 12:45 CDT Grizzlies coach defends flagrant foul but not flop
Grizzlies coach defends flagrant foul but not flop
By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Grizzlies want to make sure everyone know that just
because Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for flopping by the NBA, doesn't mean that
the key foul he drew in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals wasn't a
The NBA fined Allen on Friday after the Grizzlies had practiced.
Allen did not talk to reporters after Saturday's shootaround for Game 3 against
But Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said whether Allen hit his head or not had
nothing to do with the flagrant foul. Allen was grabbed out of the air by Spurs
guard Manu Ginobili on a fast-break drive to the basket. The call was reviewed
and upheld by officials.
Teammate Mike Conley says he almost wanted to laugh at Allen's reaction but was