Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger announced the one-game suspension in his media availability before the game. Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Allen violated. He said it was an isolated incident, and he expects Allen and the team will move forward after the suspension.
Allen, who averages 8.1 points and 4 rebounds, has keyed Memphis' second unit since moving to the bench after the team's trade for Jeff Green in mid-January. Known for his defense, Allen has recorded a steal in each of the last 13 games, including eight with multiple steals.