"No doubt. No doubt. No doubt," Gasol said. "We've got to be more aggressive. More than before."
Memphis won a physical opening-round series against San Antonio to advance, and maintained that approach against the Thunder on Sunday. Against the Spurs, the Grizzlies won Game 1 at San Antonio, but then lost Game 2.
Asked if Tuesday's game was different than the 93-87 setback in the second game against the Spurs, Allen said, "Most definitely. At least we gave a little effort in Game 2 at San Antonio. Today, I didn't see the effort for 48 minutes, and it showed."
Any thoughts on how to approach Game 3 on Saturday afternoon in Memphis?
"Nah," Allen said with a smile. "That's coach's job. He'll let us know."
Allen said he wasn't angry the Thunder got physical.
"Not me. I like the competition," Allen said. "They got physical. We need to be smarter. You've got to take your hat off to them. They made a big adjustment and now we have to go back to the drawing board and see what adjustments we're going to make.
"Honestly, as a group, I think we came in(to Game 2) and thought we took care of our business and got one (winning Game 1), and didn't come in here with the type of focus of, 'Let's come in here and get two.' That's what it boiled down to."
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