Ja Morant carries Grizzlies to victory over Warriors with 'one good eye' as Kerr calls out 'dirty' play

The Memphis Grizzlies evened their second-round Western Conference series with the Golden State Warriors with a 106-101 游戏胜利 2 星期二, with Ja Morant pouring in an incredible 47 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assistsfinishing the game withone good eye.

The game was knotted up heading into the fourth quarter, 77-77, when Morant took over. The 22-year-old scored Memphis’ 最后 15 points as he helped take control of the game late on to stamp his mark on the affair.
But he finished the game with blurred vision after being poked in the eye in the third quarter. On the TV broadcast, Morant could be seen saying, “I can’t see.
    赛后, he explained that he was still struggling with his vision. “I still can’t [see],” Morant told the media. “I can see on the middle. I can’t see on the outside. I got punched trying to get the rebound.
      Morant added: “I got another good eye over here — 20-20 vision right here. Thank God for my right eye.
        Steph Curry had 27 点数, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Jordan Poole put up 20 点数, but they weren’t enough for Golden State to overcome Memphisyoung superstar.
        While Morant’s performance had the world agog with wonder, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was focused on an incident early in Game 2.
          Kerr insisted that Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooksbroke the codeafter he hit Gary Payton II in the head from behind as Payton II was going up for a lay-up just under three minutes into the game. The Warriors guard suffered a fractured elbow after the incident.
          Brooks was then ejected after being assessed a flagrant foul-2described in the NBA rulebook for contact deemed to beunnecessary and excessive” — on Payton II.
          Kerr called the playdirtyin a mid-game interview, when asked about the physical nature of the game.
          Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks fouling Warriors guard Gary Payton II early on in Game 2. Brooks would be ejected for the play.

          “没有, that wasn’t physical, that was dirty,” Kerr said.
          I don’t know if it was intentional, but it was dirty,” Kerr said later. “Playoff basketball is supposed to be physical. Everybody’s going to compete, everybody’s going to fight for everything. But there’s a code in this league.
          There’s a code that players follow where you never put a guy’s season-slash-career in jeopardy by taking somebody out in mid-air and clubbing them across the head and ultimately fracturing Gary’s elbow,” 他加了.
          布鲁克斯’ ejection follows Warriors forward Draymond Green’s ejection in Game 1 of the series, also for a flagrant foul-2.
          The sides will next meet in Game 3 in California on Saturday, with their best-of-seven series now tied at 1-1.

          Celtics fight back in Game 2 to level series against Bucks

          Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics comfortably beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-86 在游戏中 2 to level the series at one game apiece.
          Jaylen Brown finished with a game-high 30 点数 — 与 25 of those in the first halfto go along with five rebounds and six assists.
          We knew we had to come out and play like our season was on the line and we did that,” Brown said postgame.
          “这是季后赛. Survival of the fittest. Every game counts.
          Jayson Tatum continued his great play in the playoffs with 29 points and eight assists, while Grant Williams came off the bench to pitch in 21 points and five rebounds for Boston.
          Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled in the first halffinishing the game 11-for-27 from the fieldas the Bucks failed to contain a red-hot Celtics team, although the ‘Greek Freak’ 完成 28 点数, nine rebounds and seven assists.
            “这是季后赛,” Antetokounmpo said afterward about the tough Celtics defense he faced. “They’re going to be more physical. It’s not going to be a lot of fouls called, they’re going to be more active, more discipline, 但最终, it’s the same mentalityNo matter what they do, my mindset and the team’s mindset cannot change.
            游戏 3 for the teams is on Saturday in Milwaukee.