The NBA has announced the suspension of Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks for the team’s game three matchup against the Golden State Warriors. He was ejected in game two and called for a flagrant two foul after a hard foul on Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II. Since the game, it was announced that Gary Payton II, who did not return to the game, had fractured his elbow and will miss at least two to three weeks with the injury.
Brooks was suspended for the Flagrant 2 foul on Gary Payton II in Game 2 that resulted in a fractured elbow.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 5, 2022
This season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Dillon Brooks averaged 18.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.2 percent and a three-point percentage of 30.9 percent. Brooks is a vital part of the Memphis Grizzlies’ starting lineup and without him, game three at the Golden State Warriors could be a tall task. With a spot in the 2022 Western Conference Finals on the line, every game is vital. The one-game suspension will be lifted after game three and will not impact game four.
Sources: MRI on Warriors guard Gary Payton II showed slight ligament damage along with his fractured left elbow. He will miss at least three weeks and has not ruled out a return in the NBA Finals.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 5, 2022
Game three between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors is set to take place at Golden State on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST. The series is currently tied 1-1 heading into game three and the winner of this game will have a leg up in the series. Dillon Brooks will not take part in that game.