The hits just keep coming for the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of their game 7 against the Thunder Saturday night.
Former Oklahoma State star Tony Allen wasn’t in shoot around today and left the arena wearing dark glass. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the “Grindfather” could be suffering from a migraine.
That comes a day after the NBA announced Zach Randolph will miss game 7 because of a punch thrown at rookie Steven Adams in game 6. Randolph is averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds in 18 career playoff games against the Thunder.
Back up point guard Nick Calathes was also suspended 20 games before the start of the series because of a substance abuse violation.
Starting point guard Mike Conley plans to play in game 7, but is slowed by a right hamstring strain suffered in game 6.
Despite the odds seemingly being stacked against the Grizzlies, the Thunder feel like they still need a fast start like they had in game 6 to win and advance.
The only other time the Thunder played in a game 7 was against the Grizzlies May 15, 2011 when the Thunder earned a 105-90 victory with KD dropping 39 points in the win.
Russell Westbrook added a triple-double in the victory as well.
Tip at the Peake tonight is set for 7 p.m.