Dillon Brooks and the Memphis Grizzlies lost a tight game to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals 98-101, and now trail 3-1 in the series.
Without Ja Morant, Memphis needed Brooks to step up, but unfortunately for them, he had a rough shooting night. The 26-year old shot 5-19 from the field and 2-9 from beyond the arc, finishing with 12 points in 39 minutes.
NBA Twitter wasn’t happy with Brooks’ performance, especially in crunch time.
I need the confidence in the things I do in my life that Dillon Brooks has in his jumper.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 10, 2022
“It’s Dillon Brooks time”
– Dillon Brooks
— Anchorage Man (@SethPartnow) May 10, 2022
Dillon Brooks just played the most singlehandedly harmful game I ever seen in my life
— Playoff RB (@RyB_311) May 10, 2022
Son Dillon Brooks took a step back 3 up 2 for 0 reason with less then a minute left
— 3️⃣ (@T3Jab) May 10, 2022
If Dillon Brooks hadn’t been ejected in Game 2 this would have been a sweep smh
— Addisu Demissie (@ASDem) May 10, 2022
Dillon Brooks is THREE FOR SEVENTEEN? And he’s still out there in a must-win playoff game on the road?? My God. That is coaching malpractice
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) May 10, 2022
I’m baffled Taylor Jenkins played Dillon Brooks for 39 minutes. What’s the point of having such a deep bench if you’re leaving a shot-chucker out there? There were other options. Brooks made so many terrible choices and shots that helped the Grizzlies lose a winnable game.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 10, 2022
dillon brooks should’ve gotten the warriors post-game interview
— Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) May 10, 2022
Dillon Brooks is riding a hot hand heading into Game 5.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) May 10, 2022
my conspiracy theory is that steph lets the grizzlies think dillon brooks is defending him well for 3 quarters so they don’t take him out of the game
— m (@maraaryaa) May 10, 2022