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Warriors vs Grizzlies: Gary Payton II suffers broken elbow after 'dirty' foul by Dillon Brooks in Game 2

Warriors vs Grizzlies: Gary Payton II suffers broken elbow after ‘dirty’ foul by Dillon Brooks in Game 2

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Not even two games in the series, things are already getting thinner between Golden State Warriors And Memphis Grizzlies. Less than three minutes into Thursday’s game two of the Western Conference semifinals in Memphis, the Grizzlies Pavilion Dillon Brooks He was fired after a 2 delineation error was evaluated.

As a Warriors Ranger Gary Payton II Leaked for a quick break opportunity and attempting a shot, Brooks took a quick swipe of the ball from behind, but ended up delivering a powerful blow to Payton’s header. Payton fell hard on the ground, injuring his elbow while trying to stabilize himself, and that was later excluded for the rest of the game 2.

After the match ended with the Grizzlies winning 106-101, Steve Kerr sent the dismal news: Payton fractured his left elbow. He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage.

“It wasn’t physical. It was sloppy,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the Warriors during an interview with TNT between the first and second quarters. After the match, Kerr went after Brooks over. “The line is very clear. Don’t hit a guy when he’s in the air, you hit him and break his elbow. That’s the line.”

Just seconds after Payton, the Warriors striker, was injured Draymond Green He went into the locker room with a bloodied face after being hit with an elbow by a big man Grizzlies Xavier Tillman.

No error was counted in the play, and the sequence was not revised. green Double handed middle fingers To the FedExForum crowd on his way to the locker room, he’s back on the floor to start the second quarter.

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The physical strength in the first quarter was particularly notable given what happened in the first game on Sunday, when Green was sent off in the second quarter after a controversial foul 2. Brandon Clark.

If the first two games are any indication, this will be an incredibly physical and fiery series. It will be up to both teams to make sure they keep their cool with a trip to the Western Conference Finals on the line.