Game 2’s ‘code-breaking’ Grizzlies beat the Warriors as the series takes a bad turn


MEPHIS – A budding rivalry has turned into a squabble. Competitive juices have become a source of hostility.

This chain, which tied 1-1 and returned to Chase’s center, became fiery.

“There is an icon in this league,” he said angrily Steve Care distance Golden State Warriors lost the game 2 106-101. “A symbol that the players follow. You never put a guy’s season/career in jeopardy. Taking someone out in the air and hitting them with batons on the head.

“Dillon Brooks broke the code.”

It took less than three minutes for the promised physicality to appear. The Grizzlies, who trailed 1-0 in their building, were desperate. They didn’t take advantage of the warriors in Game 1, though Draymond Green They are being sent off for blunder 2. Kerr said earlier in the day that his team will face their biggest physical test of the season.

“They are coming after us,” Kerr predicted.

He was right. The Grizzlies channeled the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys in the late ’80s and attacked the game from the start.

Ja Morant (12) begins jumping and dancing late in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-101 in Game 2 of the second round of the NBA playoffs at the Fedex Forum in Memphis, Tenn.  Tuesday 3 May 2022.

Ja Morant (12) begins jumping and dancing late in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 106-101 in Game 2 of the second round of the NBA playoffs at the Fedex Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday 3 May 2022.

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With 2:52 he went in the first quarter, Gary Payton II He went up to throw the ball and the Memphis keeper Brooks stopped him on the head and sent him spinning on the ground, where he lay for several minutes. Repeating the mistake made the Memphis crowd gasp for intensity.

Soon, Scott Foster refereed Shock 2 and sent Brooks out of the bout. Unlike Greene’s mistake two days ago, there was no gray area in this decision.

“It was filthy,” Kerr said.

Seconds later, Green was also lying face down with play continuing after an unintended elbow hit him in the face. The crowd booed him as he lay, and they continued as he rose, bloodied, and headed for the locker room. On his way, Green overturned the double-bird crowd.

“Are you going to boo someone who grabs their elbow and oozes blood on their face?” Greene said after the match, His eye is swollen almost closed. “You should be flipped. They would be that obnoxious, and I could be obnoxious too.”

This series has gone bad. Three novices missing in the first three minutes of Game 2, one by expulsion, two by injury. Minutes later, Stephen Curry was covered in blood. Corpses hit the ground. The players are swinging.

The energy in the building was desperate and angry. Green booed loudly during the introductions and throughout the match.

“He loves playing the villain,” Kerr said earlier today.

Now there’s a villain on the other side, as Brooks will learn when he reaches the Chase Center. It might not be for a while if Brooks gets a suspension from the league in addition to being fired.

This has been a growing competition. Memphis became a bad match for the Warriors and knocked them out of the play round a year ago. This season, the Grizzlies finished before The Warriors, and you knew this series was going to be competitive, physical, and full of trash talk.

There was barking. Garen Jackson Jr. enjoyed her late-season victory over the Warriors by tweeting a photo of Kevin Looney dunking her and the sarcastic caption, “Strength is in numbers.” Brandon Clark, the player who fouled when Green was called up for an outrageous hit 2 in Game 1, spoke about Green’s slap after the match. The Grizzlies are full of bravado and think their time has come.

Jordan Ball (3) competes for a loose ball with Garen Jackson Jr.  Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Jordan Ball (3) competes for a loose ball with Garen Jackson Jr. Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

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Maybe she has. Ja Morant is a superstar, and his 47 points — 18 in the fourth quarter — were more on Tuesday night than Klay Thompson and Curry combined. There is a feel and liveliness about this team reminiscent of the early days of the Warriors dynasty.



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