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Grizzlies starter Dillon Brooks suspended for Game 3 vs. Warriors after hard foul on Gary Payton II - The Athletic

Payton will miss at least three weeks with a fractured left elbow, sources told The Athletic on Wednesday.

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Memphis Grizzlies starting guard-forward Dillon Brooks has been suspended for Game 3 without pay for having made unnecessary and excessive contact against Warriors guard Gary Payton II, the league announced Thursday.

Payton fractured his elbow in the first quarter of Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals. The injury came as a result of Brooks winding up and making contact with Payton's head on a transition layup attempt, causing a hard fall.

Brooks was issued a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game.

“I don’t know if it was intentional, but it was dirty,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game.

Payton will miss at least three weeks with the fractured left elbow, sources told The Athletic on Wednesday. An MRI showed Payton also has slight ligament damage, according to sources.

Warriors forward Draymond Green was fined $25,000 for "directing an obscene gesture toward the spectator stands," the NBA also announced.

Game 3 will take place Saturday. The series is tied 1-1.

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