To beat the mighty Golden State Warriors squads from the 2010s, you had to show up on defense. This was no issue for Tony Allen, who reminded the soon-to-be-champions of his stifling defensive prowess. The Memphis Grizzlies guard helped turn the potent Warriors into a cold-shooting, turnover-prone offense in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. Following a miss on the offensive end, Klay Thompson’s transition attack was quickly thwarted by Allen, who picked the All-Star guard’s pocket to start a Memphis counterattack before twice affirming his First Team All-Defense status. Allen made his third and final appearance on the First Team squad in 2015 and also boasted three Second Team selections to his resume, all of which came during his seven seasons with the Grizzlies. Although the Warriors would win the first of four titles in the Thompson and Steph Curry era the following month, Allen helped hold the sharpshooting duo to a 3 of 17 showing from downtown in the 97-90 Memphis win on May 5, 2015. Allen contributed nine points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals as the Grizzlies tied the series 1-1.
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