Grizzlies' Mike Conley, Tony Allen plan to play in Game 1 against Portland

Saturday April 18th, 2015

Memphis Grizzlies guards Mike Conley and Tony Allen say they plan to play Sunday in Game 1 of their series with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to multiple reports.

Both Conley, who has been battling a foot injury, and Allen, who's been dealing with an injured hamstring, practiced Friday and told reporters Saturday they would play through their ailments. Both starters are still listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions, but appeared confident in their ability to perform.

"I'm progressing each day. That's all I can ask for right now," Conley said, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I'll go through as much as I can [at practice]. They don't want me doing too much. The best thing for me is to stay off my feet. ... But in my mind, I'm playing [Game 1]. I'm trying to force my mind over my body."

Conley missed the regular season's final four games, Allen the final nine.

Portland and Memphis tip at 8:00 p.m. ET Sunday on TNT.

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