• Grizzlies' Allen is ejected for kicking Paul in face

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Nov 19, 2013
    The NBA has suspended Grizzlies guard Tony Allen one game without pay for kicking Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face. Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers in the face, it was announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Allen was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 1:51 remaining in the first quarter of the Grizzlies' 106-102 win over the Clippers on Monday, Nov. 18, at Staples Center. Grizzlies All-Defensive wing Tony Allen slid over to stop him but curiously leapt into the air and raised his left leg despite Paul's showing no indication that he was going to rise up for a shot attempt or pass. Allen reacted as if his kick was unintentional, but it’s a little difficult for Allen to argue that it was “necessary” for his leg to be more than five feet off the ground, even if the contact was incidental. The aftermath of that action focused on Barnes's reaction on Twitter rather than the events on the court, but the refs' iffy decision still displayed the difficulties of administering punishment at a time when the league is becoming stricter about what constitutes sportsmanlike play.
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