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Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 gamethread: Tony Allen a game-time decision for Memphis

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Tonight, the Warriors will host the Grizzlies, who may be without Tony Allen.

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There are some that believe that a playoff series doesn't begin until someone loses at home.

However, with both the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies having lost a game at home so far in their second round series, you could make an argument that the series begins tonight in Game 5 at Oracle Arena with the series tied at 2-2.

We've now seen both teams make adjustments and counter-adjustments, both teams give their best shot and take their opponent's best shot. And now we have a three-game series with both teams knowing each other's ins and outs and the Warriors possessing home court advantage.

The great thing about this series has been that it seems like both teams could respond back and forth even if it was a 15-game series. And it would seem that the ball is in the Grizzlies court to adjust or face elimination after a rough defeat in Game 4.

As for history...

..."it doesn't matter, it's in the past"...?