Grizzlies’ Allen was ‘hurt’ by Warriors defensive strategy in playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has never had a reputation as a great shooter, and the Golden State Warriors exploited that during their postseason run. 

 

Instead of letting Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol hurt the Warriors down low, Steve Kerr made the adjustment to leave Tony Allen virtually unguarded the entire game.

 

Allen recently told Geoff Calkins of the Commercial Appeal what he thought about the strategy:

 

"During the formal session, I had asked Allen about the Warriors’ strategy of leaving him essentially unguarded in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Allen must have thought about it some more. ‘When they pulled that strategy, man, I was hurt,’ he said. ‘If they try that s—- again …’”

 

(h/t Commercial Appeal)

 

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