Allen: I was overshadowed in Boston

Updated: July 23, 2010, 11:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies guard Tony Allen said Friday he's ready to bring defensive toughness and championship experience to his new team as it guns for the playoffs this season.

Allen signed a multiyear contract with the Grizzlies two weeks ago, leaving the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics after six seasons. He appeared in two NBA Finals against the Lakers, winning the title in 2008 and losing this past season.

Allen has averaged 7.2 points per game and 1.04 steals ...

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