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Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks suspended for Game 3 vs. Warriors after flagrant foul that injured Gary Payton II

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With nine minutes remaining in the first quarter of Game 2, Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks was ejected from the contest after being assessed a flagrant two for a hard foul on Gary Payton II.

Following the foul, Payton II also left the game to the locker room to be evaluated for an injury. After the Grizzlies’ win in Game 2, Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Payton II suffered a fractured left elbow from the Brooks foul in the first quarter.

Along with missing most of Game 2, Brooks’ foul will cost him Game 3 on Saturday as well. On Thursday, the NBA suspended Brooks for Game 3 for “having made unnecessary and excessive contact” against Payton II in Game 2.

Via @NBAPR on Twitter:

Through two games, there’s been a player automatically ejected in each contest after receiving a flagrant two foul. Draymond Green was ejected in Game 1 after fouling Brandon Clarke in the second quarter of the contest. Both Green and Brooks will carry two flagrant points for the rest of the postseason. Four flagrant points will trigger an automatic suspension.

In Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Warriors, Brooks tallied eight points on 3-of-13 shooting from the floor with three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes.

Game 3 of the second-round postseason series is set to take place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PT at San Francisco’s Chase Center. With tensions between both teams high, expect the arena to be rocking.

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