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Tony Allen suspended one game for kicking Chris Paul

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A day after Memphis Grizzles guard Tony Allen received a flagrant 2-foul and an immediate ejection following his kick to Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul‘s face, the NBA decided on Wednesday to suspend him one game without pay, according to ESPN.com.

Allen’s suspension will force him to miss Memphis’s game on Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena.

Immediately following the ejection in the first quarter of Monday’s game between the Grizzles and Clippers, Allen took to Twitter to send his apologizes to the Clippers point guard.

And after he received his suspension on Tuesday, he tweeted out his reaction to the news.

The 31-year-old’s kick did not appear as if it was intentional, but nonetheless he received an ejection for a non-basketball action.

Allen has played in all 11 games this season for the Grizzles averaging 9.5 points with 3.5 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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