Grizzlies’ Brooks tossed for foul on Dubs’ Payton

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies ahead Dillon Brooks was ejected lower than three minutes into Tuesday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Golden State Warriors for a flagrant foul 2 on Gary Payton II, marking the second straight recreation on this second-round collection {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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Inexperienced later stated he felt his ejection was as a result of his repute. Memphis followers have been on Inexperienced from the beginning of Recreation 2.

ESPN’s Kendra Andrews contributed to this report.