Tony Allen, a career role player, has emerged as a difference-maker for the Grizzlies franchise in general and especially in this series with Oklahoma City. He does some silly things, sure. But the good again outweighed the bad in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
It would be easy to bury the Pacers, who are down 2-1 in their best-of-seven first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. But anything is possible in the unpredictable 2014 NBA playoffs, including an Indiana turnaround.