Former Oklahoma State guard Tony Allen had an eye-opening performance Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, going 12-for-12 and scoring 27 points in the Grizzlies' loss at Staples Center.
Allen, who has stepped into a bigger scoring role for a depleted Grizzlies team, has now had three 20 point games this month. According to CBS Sports, he hadn't scored 20 points in a game since Feb. 15, 2012.
Twitter offered many surprising stats and facts about Allen's stellar performance:
Tony Allen's 12-of-12 for Grizzlies was the most made shots in a perfect shooting performance this season pic.twitter.com/GkBN8pnq4T— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 23, 2016
Tony Allen was a perfect 12-12 from the field and had his best scoring night since February 2011. pic.twitter.com/xx9lfrXyJg— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 23, 2016
Tony Allen (27 pts, 12/12) became the first to score that many on perfect shooting since Pau Gasol for LAL on Nov. 21, 2010 (28 pts, 10/10).— Joey Ramirez (@JoeyARamirez) March 23, 2016
Here is every one of Allen's shots, along with Kobe's highlights in what was a 17 point performance:
Following the loss, Allen & Co. will look to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.