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Grizzlies’ Tony Allen has advice for rebuilding Celtics

MEMPHIS — Tony Allen remembers the losing. There was plenty of it, back in 2006-07, when the Grizzlies guard played with the Celtics. Back then, a rebuilding Boston squad piled up 58 defeats, including a franchise-record 18 in a row, and there were calls for coach Doc Rivers’s firing.

But in terms of top-notch talent, that squad had little more than Paul Pierce, who averaged 25 points per game, and it didn’t seem like the cavalry was coming anytime soon.

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