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 today 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.
Allen will serve his suspension on Wednesday, Nov. 20 when the Grizzlies play the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Here’s the play in question (no embedding, sorry).
This loss could hurt the Grizzlies in that Warriors matchup, as they’ll be without the league’s best perimeter defender against one of the league’s most dangerous guard combos in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala.