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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tony Allen throws shirt at Derek Fisher, gets technical

Tony Allen SMHWell, that’s one way to play defense.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was on the bench for a breather during the third quarter of Game 5 between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder, but that didn’t stop him from trying to defend his opponents. As Derek Fisher was spotting up for an open 3-pointer, Allen threw a shirt onto the court (or it slipped out while he was waving his shirt). Though Fisher missed the shot, the referees gave OKC credit for the basket because of Allen’s interference. Allen also got a technical foul for the shirt throw. Kevin Durant made the foul shot to give the Thunder a 4-point play, making the score 60-53 Memphis.

Here’s a look at the shirt throw in GIF form:

Did the shirt slip out of his hand or did he do it because he was trying to do anything possible to stop the Thunder? The world may never find out.

Video via @BlazersEdge; GIF via @CJZero



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