Through three games, the Western Conference semifinal series between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies has had plenty of drama.
The latest incident happened in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 142-112 win over Memphis Saturday night. Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant had to leave the game after having his knee grabbed by Golden State's Jordan Poole, who was participating in a trap of Morant nead midcourt.
“I’ve had a bad knee injury. Jordan had no malicious intent," Thompson said post-game. "… He’s not out here clubbing people in the back of the head on fast breaks. We play the game the right way.”
Of course, Thompson's quote about clubbing people is a shot at the Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks, who was suspended for Game 3 for a flagrant foul that knocked Golden State's Gary Payton II out for several weeks.
However, non-Warriors fans are unhappy with Thompsonn trying to imply his team is squeaky clean.
Already this series we've had Draymond ejected and flipping off the crowd in Memphis, Brooks injuring Payton with a dirty foul, Morant getting injured and Poole coming under fire and more.
We'll see what Game 4 brings tomorrow night.