Warriors' Steve Kerr calls Dillon Brooks' foul on Gary Payton II 'dirty,' Grizzlies player 'broke the code'

Die toneelstuk het in die eerste kwartier plaasgevind terwyl Payton opgegaan het vir 'n dunk. Brooks het van agter gekom en Payton geslaan. Die Warriors-speler het die dek getref en sy elmboog ernstig beseer. Payton was diagnosed with a fractured elbow and may miss the rest of the playoffs.

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Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II on the court after being fouled during the first half of Game 2 of the team's second-round NBA playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn.

Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II on the court after being fouled during the first half of Game 2 of the team’s second-round NBA playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was immediately enraged after the play and expanded on his thoughts in the post-game press conference. He said he didn’t think it was intentional, maar “it was dirty.

Playoff basketball is supposed to be physical. Everybody is going to compete. Everybody is going to fight for everything. But there’s a code in this league,” Kerr said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “There’s a code that players follow. You never put a guy’s season/career in jeopardy, like taking somebody out in midair and clubbing him across the head and, uiteindelik, fracturing Gary’s elbow.

This is a guy who has been toiling for the last six years, trying to make it in this league. He finally found a home, playing his butt off this year. In the playoffs, this should be the time of his life. And a guy comes in, whacks him across the head. He broke the code. Dillon Brooks broke the code.

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Stephen Curry het gesê dit was “kind of out of line in terms of a defenseless player going up on a layup, taking a huge windup, and everything bad that could have happened in that situation did.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) fouls Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff series Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. Brooks was ejected.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) fouls Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff series Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. Brooks was ejected. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Draymond Green was a bit more profane.

It was a bulls—t foul,” hy het gesê.

Brooks was assessed a flagrant foul on the play and ejected from the game.

Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins was told Kerr called the foul “vuil” after the game and said he trusted the officials to determine the right call.

They reviewed it. They made their judgment, natuurlik (Brooks) made contact to the head. So going to trust what the refs did,” Jenkins said.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff series Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff series Tuesday, Mei 3, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Memphis won the game 106-101.

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