This Tuesday, in Game 2 between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors, Gary Payton II fractured his left elbow after a foul by Dillon Brooks.
Big blow for the Golden State Warriors. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, as part of the NBA play-offs, Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals, the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the Californian franchise (106-101) to equalize in this series (1-1). But, above all, the Warriores lost one of their players. In effect, after a big foul by Dillon Brooks, at the very beginning of this new meeting and after only three short minutes of play, Gary Payton II collapsed on the ground. The balance sheet is particularly heavy since the rear suffers, quite simply, from a fracture of the left elbow, according to the first examinations carried out. To find out if the ligaments are also affected, the player will also have to undergo an MRI.
Kerr: “It was dirty”
The main interested party’s season thus also seems to be already over, regardless of the future course of his Golden State Warriors franchise in these play-offs. At the time of this fault, Steve Kerr, who is none other than the coach of the Californian franchise, let his anger burst like never before. At the end of this meeting, the technician delivered the substance of his thoughts, in remarks reported by theAFP “I don’t know if it was intentional, but it was dirty. Basketball in the play-offs is supposed to be physical, everyone has to fight. Everyone has to fight for everything. But there’s a code in this league that players follow that you never put a guy’s season or career in jeopardy., mowing him down in mid-air and hitting him in the head, eventually fracturing his elbow. Dillon Brooks broke that code. That’s how I see it. Dillon Brooks, precisely, risks a suspension of one or more games, depending on the future decision of the NBA.