Grizzlies’ Brooks tossed for foul on Dubs’ Payton

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies ahead Dillon Brooks was ejected lower than three minutes into Tuesday evening’s sport towards the Golden State Warriors for a flagrant foul 2 on Gary Payton II, marking the second straight sport on this second-round sequence {that a} starter was ejected for a flagrant 2.

Brooks was chasing down Payton from behind on a fastbreak layup when he hit the Warriors guard within the head within the air with 9:08 left within the first quarter. Payton went down arduous and remained down for a number of minutes. After officers reviewed the play, Brooks was ejected.

Payton underwent X-rays on his left elbow, and the Warriors later dominated him out for the sport.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr was furious when the foul occurred, screaming on the officiating crew. When Brooks was ejected, Kerr may very well be heard yelling, “Get the f— out of right here, Brooks!”

Kerr later mentioned in an interview on the TNT broadcast that the model of play within the first quarter “wasn’t bodily, that was soiled.”

Fourteen seconds after Brooks’ ejection, Warriors energy ahead Draymond Green, who was ejected within the first sport of the sequence, additionally ended up on the ground in ache. He exited to the locker room to be attended to, and on his solution to the again, there was a serious commotion as he was seen flipping his center fingers on the Memphis crowd.

Inexperienced obtained stiches on his proper eye and returned to the sport.

Kerr and the Warriors had been upset in Recreation 1 when Inexperienced was ejected for what officers decided was a flagrant foul 2 on Brandon Clarke after assessment late within the first half. When Inexperienced was ejected, Kerr and Stephen Curry yelled on the officers.

Inexperienced later mentioned he felt his ejection was because of his fame. Memphis followers had been on Inexperienced from the beginning of Recreation 2.

ESPN’s Kendra Andrews contributed to this report.

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