Grizzlies defender Tony Allen missed Game 5 of the series against the Warriors with a hamstring injury, and Golden State routed Memphis 98-78.
Now down 3-2 in a best-of-seven series, on the brink of elimination, Allen says he'll return for a critical Game 6, according to Yahoo! Sports:
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen said he will play in Game 6 despite hamstring injury.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 14, 2015
The Grizzlies will surely welcome him back, after they were thoroughly outclassed for the final 39 minutes of Wednesday night’s defeat.
“Tony gives you a lot of energy defensively,” Marc Gasol said. “Disrupts a lot of things, and he's somebody that is a special player.”
Kosta Koufos said: “He’s one of our key defenders. He’s a motor and keeps us going. That’s what makes him so unique.”