Memphis Grizzlies guard point Ja Morante Doubtful he would return during qualifying, as MRI showed a bone contusion in his right knee, The team announced on Tuesday. Morant injured his knee in the second half of Saturday’s third game loss against Golden State Warriors And they didn’t play in Game 4.
Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said the injury occurred while guarding the Warriors Jordan Paul When you hit it seems to get the ball. The moment came with 6:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, and Morant was removed from the match then.
Morant then tweeted that Paul had “break the code,” but quickly deleted that tweet. This was in reference to what Warriors coach Steve Kerr had to say about the Grizzlies winger Dillon Brooks،, who was suspended for match 3 after committing a flagrant foul on the Warriors goalkeeper Gary Payton II In Game 2, who broke his elbow while playing. While Brooks has been suspended for a match for his role in Payton’s second injury, Paul will Do not face any punishment of league for his actions.
guarding warriors Klay Thompson He was not happy with Morant’s accusation. “Personally, I’ve gone through a pretty bad knee injury. And I don’t think there was any malicious intent from Jordan,” Thompson She said. “I don’t even think it’s strong enough to hit someone’s knee, but we’re not trying to hurt people or trying to hurt people in the back of the head on a quick break. We’re playing the game the right way.”
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Morant was excellent in the series, averaging 38.3 points, 8.3 assists, and 6.7 rebounds per game. Memphis went 20-5 without him during the regular season, allowing the team to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, and led most of Game 4 after losing 101-98 on Monday, however, dropping 3-1 in the series and facing elimination on Wednesday.
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