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Memphis small forward Dillon Brooks did not appreciate Los Angeles point guard Russell Westbrook calling him “trash” during the Grizzlies’ 141-132 loss to the visiting Clippers on Wednesday.
Westbrook “had a good game, but his trash talk is wack,” Brooks told reporters after the game in an interview recorded by The Athletic’s Law Murray.
“He’s trying to watch me down at the end of the game, like some punk. That’s just wack to me,” Brooks said. “So, can’t wait for Friday night’s game.”
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Dillon Brooks on Friday: “I hope Kawhi plays, I was focused on Kawhi a lot.”
Dillon Brooks on Westbrook: “He had a good game. But his trash talk is wack…”
Westbrook scored a season-high 36 points and went 5-of-5 on three-pointers to help the Clippers win without late scratch Kawhi Leonard.
Brooks recorded his fourth 30-point game of the season as he and point guard Ja Morant (36 points) led the home team in the loss, which snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Grizzlies.
Tempers flared throughout the matchup in more ways than just physical play and a scrum during the third quarter. During the game, Westbrook could be heard calling Brooks “trash.” After the final buzzer, he told Brooks to “go home.”
Russell Westbrook has words for Dillon Brooks in this Clippers-Grizzlies game 🍿👀 pic.twitter.com/LjL6l7uOOb
Russell Westbrook told Dillon Brooks to go home 😭pic.twitter.com/vduklfvVbW
When asked if he ever holds back from saying anything during a contentious game, Brooks said no.
“No, I let it fly. I let it go,” Brooks said. “Then, once I prove my point, they shut up.”
The Clippers and Grizzlies face off again in Memphis on Friday at 8 p.m. ET. After Wednesday’s victory and a 135-129 win on March 5, Los Angeles is so far undefeated in this season series.
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