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Grizzlies coach calls out Warriors’ Poole after Morant injured

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins called out Golden State’s Jordan Poole for “yanking” Ja Morant’s knee after the Grizzlies star limped out of an NBA playoff loss to the Warriors yesterday.

The Warriors held a comfortable double-digit lead in the fourth quarter when the play occurred, with Poole and teammate Andrew Wiggins pressuring Morant as he dribbled toward the lane and flailed as he tried to retain possession of the ball.

The Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks was suspended for one game after his flagrant foul in game two left Golden State’s Gary Payton II with a season-ending broken elbow.

It wasn’t immediately clear how serious Morant’s injury was.

Poole insisted there was nothing sinister in the play.