Brooks ejected, Green flips bird to fans

Brooks ejected, Green flips bird to fans

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis ahead Dillon Brooks was ejected for a flagrant foul on Warriors guard Gary Payton on Tuesday evening within the opening minutes of Sport 2 of their Western Convention semifinal.

Payton had X-rays on his left elbow and by no means returned. The Warriors mentioned 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 Inexperienced went down shortly after Brooks’ ejection and went to the locker room after he seemed to be elbowed within the face. As Inexperienced, who was ejected simply earlier than halftime of Golden State’s win in Sport 1, walked to the locker room throughout a timeout, he flashed the center finger on every hand on the followers.

Inexperienced obtained stitches for a proper eye laceration and returned for the beginning of the second quarter. After the sport, Inexperienced mentioned he expects to be fined for one thing that felt good within the second. He was offended at being booed with blood operating down his face after being elbowed within the eye.

“I might have had a concussion,” Inexperienced mentioned. “So, in the event that they’re going to be that nasty, I might be that nasty too. I’m assuming the cheers was as a result of they know I’ll get fined. Nice. I make $25 million a yr, I must be simply wonderful.”

As for the Brooks ejection, Golden State coach Steve Kerr mentioned he didn’t know if the foul was intentional. Kerr known as it soiled, as Payton obtained whacked throughout the pinnacle whereas in midair.

“Dillon Brooks broke the code,” Kerr mentioned. “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. Officers reviewed the play and shortly dominated it a Flagrant 2, sending Brooks to the locker room.

Dillon Brooks and Draymond GreenUSA TODAY Sports activities; Getty Pictures

Instructed Kerr known as Brooks’ flagrant foul soiled, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins mentioned he simply trusted the officers to make the decision.

“They reviewed it,” Jenkins mentioned. “They made their judgment, clearly (Brooks) made contact to the pinnacle. So going to belief what the refs did.”

Brooks missed his first three pictures after going 3 of 13 in Sport 1. Brooks mentioned after shootaround earlier Tuesday that he knew Memphis doubtless would’ve gained the opener if he shot higher.

Memphis’ prime perimeter defender, Brooks’ job in Sport 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.

Requested after the primary quarter throughout his interview with TNT concerning the bodily play within the interval, Kerr mentioned: “No, that wasn’t bodily. That was soiled.”

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