After his gross foul on Gary Payton II in Game 2 of the series between the Grizzlies and the Warriors, Dillon Brooks will be suspended for the third meeting between the two teams.
The NBA did not make double standards regarding Dillon Brooks. On the occasion of the second duel between the Memphis franchise and the Golden State Warriors, the Grizzlies winger was guilty of a gross foul on Gary Payton II. At the very beginning of the match, while the latter was going to the basket, Dillon Brooks went to unbalance him in the air. Mal fell again after this air shock, the Warriors point guard was unable to resume the match when the author of the fault has been immediately expelled by the refereeing body in charge of the match. While the Californian suffers from a broken elbow and is expected to be out for an estimated month, the North American league took up the case and decided to sanction the Grizzlies player.
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Brooks will miss Game 3 against the Warriors
In a statement, the NBA confirmed this Thursday the extent of the sanction affecting Dillon Brooks. While last January, in a comparable case, the NBA suspended Grayson Allen for one game after the foul on Alex Caruso, the Memphis Grizzlies winger received the same sanction. ” Dillon Brooks was suspended for one game without pay for causing excessive and unnecessary contact against Golden State Warriors point guard Gary Payton II, causing a substantial injury “, thus announced the NBA. This suspension will be served this Saturday when the Grizzlies travel to the Chase Center to challenge the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-final between the two teams. A series in which the two formations are tied with a victory for each of them.