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Possibility of ill Memphis Grizzlies returning home separate from rest of team

This is now worrisome.

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This afternoon, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer announced on Sports 56' Fish N' Stats that Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih, Jon Leuer, and Courtney Lee are very unlikely to play tonight and might even return home to Memphis on a separate flight from the rest of the Grizzlies.

Separate flight means contagious disease, in my humble interpretation. If they are indeed ill with something that contagious, there's no way they're playing tonight. The Grizzlies will likely be with just 8 active players unless they find someone up in Toronto to suit up for the night.

It's going to be a long night for Mike, Marc, and Zach -- and basically the other 5 guys, too. Get in that fire rookies! Fans should likely get their fill of Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes tonight.

Chris Herrington offered up a good one: