MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis ahead Dillon Brooks was ejected for a flagrant foul on Warriors guard Gary Payton on Tuesday night time within the opening minutes of Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal.
Payton had X-rays on his left elbow and by no means returned. The Warriors stated after their 106-101 loss that Payton broke his left elbow and could have an MRI examination on Wednesday.
This wasn’t the one flashpoint second within the sport.
Draymond Green went down shortly after Brooks’ ejection and went to the locker room after he seemed to be elbowed within the face. As Green, who was ejected simply earlier than halftime of Golden State’s win in Game 1, walked to the locker room throughout a timeout, he flashed the center finger on every hand on the followers.
Green bought stitches for a proper eye laceration and returned for the beginning of the second quarter. After the sport, Green stated he expects to be fined for one thing that felt good within the second. He was indignant at being booed with blood working down his face after being elbowed within the eye.
“I could have had a concussion,” Green stated. “So, if they’re going to be that nasty, I can be that nasty too. I’m assuming the cheers was because they know I’ll get fined. Great. I make $25 million a year, I should be just fine.”
As for the Brooks ejection, Golden State coach Steve Kerr stated he didn’t know if the foul was intentional. Kerr known as it soiled, as Payton bought whacked throughout the pinnacle whereas in midair.
“Dillon Brooks broke the code,” Kerr stated. “That’s how I see it.”
Payton was going for a layup when Brooks chased him down and swung his arm, hitting the Warriors guard throughout the pinnacle. Payton went down and instantly grabbed at his left arm with 9:08 left within the first quarter. Officials reviewed the play and shortly dominated it a Flagrant 2, sending Brooks to the locker room.
Told Kerr known as Brooks’ flagrant foul soiled, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins stated he simply trusted the officers to make the decision.
“They reviewed it,” Jenkins stated. “They made their judgment, obviously (Brooks) made contact to the head. So going to trust what the refs did.”
Brooks missed his first three photographs after going 3 of 13 in Game 1. Brooks stated after shootaround earlier Tuesday that he knew Memphis seemingly would’ve received the opener if he shot higher.
Memphis’ high perimeter defender, Brooks’ job in Game 2 was to defend two-time NBA scoring champ Stephen Curry.
Payton missed the primary free throw and made the second. Then he went to the locker room and for X-rays, by no means returning.
Asked after the primary quarter throughout his interview with TNT concerning the bodily play within the interval, Kerr stated: “No, that wasn’t physical. That was dirty.”