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5 Grizzlies players, 2 starters, out at Toronto because of illness

11/19/2014 07:23 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
TORONTO - Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen are among five players who have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness.

Memphis coach Dave Joerger said centre Kosta Koufos, forward Jon Leuer and guard Beno Udrih were sent back to the hotel to keep them away from their teammates.

A Grizzlies spokesman said he understood that Allen and Lee had both been hospitalized to receive fluids because both were dehydrated.

To fill out their roster, the Grizzlies signed guard Kalin Lucas and centre Hassan Whiteside from Iowa of the D-League. Both players were with the Grizzlies during the preseason but were waived before the regular season.

Lucas and Whiteside gave the Grizzlies 10 active players to face the Raptors.

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