Dillon Brooks fueled the Memphis Grizzlieswin over golden state warriors But the Warriors were in no mood to entertain his two-way effort.
at the end of the grizzlies 133-119 After his FedExForum win, Klay Thompson was sick of Brooks yelling “wow” from the Grizzlies’ bench. Thompson counted four fingers towards the Brooks and Grizzlies benches.
It shows the four championships he’s won, and was a similar gesture he made to Suns All-Star Devin Booker earlier this season. However, Thompson didn’t stop there, further sacking Brooks after the game.
“I don’t care about Dillon Brooks,” Thompson told Commercial Appeal. Please wait a year.”
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Brooks boldly took Thompson’s gesture as a competition joke. In a hoarse voice, he praised what the Warriors have done over the past decade and said the Grizzlies are using it as fuel.
“He’s got four rings. That’s all he said. That’s what motivates us,” Brooks said. “We want rings too. We can go through the process of the steps we did last year so we keep going and keep learning from all of it. It’s friendly trash talk but I’ve got Sun a lot Francis.”
The two teams split the regular season series, with the home team winning each of the four games.
Stephen Curry was unwilling to discuss the Brooks individually, but cited the collective efforts of the Grizzlies. I made a three-pointer.
Curry went 15-5 with 16 points, Brooks had 18 and went 4-4 on 3-pointers.
“I played with the whole Memphis Grizzlies, not just him,” Curry said when asked about Brooks guarding him.
The teams met in the playoffs last season, with the Warriors winning six games in the semifinals. When the teams met on Christmas Day, Thompson drew a technical foul after yelling in Brooks’ direction while running downcourt.
Curry and Draymond Green later fired the Grizzlies as rivals after the Grizzlies won the FedExForum on March 9. However, the Grizzlies still see the Warriors as the ones to target. Only time will tell if the postseason will be two in a row, as they may meet in the first round of .
This article originally appeared on the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Dillon Brooks and Klay Thompson exchange words after Grizzlies beat Warriors