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Grizzlies' Tony Allen will play in Game 7 despite eye injury

By on 5/03/2014 08:00:00 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday by the score of 100-84, setting up a winner-take-all Game 7 tonight in Oklahoma City. On the injury front, Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen, who had 13 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes on Thursday, would play despite having an eye injury.

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Darnell Mayberry, who covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for The Oklahoman, tweeted the following on Allen's status.
The Grizzlies are short-handed tonight against the Thunder, prompting Allen, along with Mike Conley to play with injuries which may sideline them if this was a regular season game. Expect Courtney Lee to start again in place of Allen. Lee had four points, a rebound and a blocked shot in 22 minutes in Game 6.

Allen is in his 10th NBA season out of Oklahoma State.  He's averaging 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this post season.  In 55 games this season, Allen averaged nine points and 3.8 rebounds per game.  In 600 career regular season games with the Celtics and Grizzlies, Allen is averaging 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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