NBA suspends Tony Allen 1 game for kicking Chris Paul

The NBA has suspended Grizzlies guard Tony Allen one game without pay for kicking Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face. Allen was ejected after his left leg caught Paul's face with 1:51 left in the first quarter of Memphis' 106-102 win over the Clippers on Monday night.

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Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen, right, reacts after getting called for a foul by referee Mark Ayotte during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday. Allen kicked Clippers' star Chris Paul in the face and has subsequently been suspended one game by the league. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

The NBA has suspended Grizzlies guard Tony Allen one game without pay for kicking LosAngeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face.

Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, announced the penalty Tuesday.

Allen was given a flagrant 2 foul and ejected after his left leg caught Paul's face with 1:51 left in the first quarter of Memphis' 106-102 win over the Clippers on Monday night in Los Angeles.

He will sit out the Grizzlies' next game Wednesday night when Memphis visits Golden State.

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