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Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks takes shot at Clippers’ Paul George after win

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If everyone counting them out wasn’t enough, Paul George and the LA Clippers may have just gotten some more bulletin board material. The team lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night for the second time this season. Only this time, Dillon Brooks played after starting the season on the sidelines.

Paul George scored 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting, adding five rebounds, six assists. He played well considering how physical the officials were letting both teams play throughout the night. The Clippers shot just eight free throws on the night while Memphis shot just six.

After the Grizzlies’ win, Dillon Brooks was asked how it felt to guard Paul George and take on the challenge of defending the opposing team’s best players.

“Paul George needs illegal screens to get open against me cuz I’m on him all night,” Brooks claimed.

Oh, and the confidence continues to ooze out of Brooks as the postgame press conference went on. Brooks finished with 18 points and two assists on 7-of-14 shooting. It was Ja Morant’s speed and explosiveness when it comes to attacking the paint.

“It feels good,” Brooks added. “Paul George still had a solid night. He went 9-for-18. That’s what MVP’s do, but I made his life challenging to get shots off. He’s complaining to the refs, he’s doing the extra stuff that he doesn’t do when he’s playing against the rest of the league. I just rise to the challenge… I imagine it too. I imagine guarding him before the game. Like seeing his jersey, him driving right. I take this stuff so serious, and I just try to get my teammates defensively ready.”

Paul George and the Clippers won’t face Dillon Brooks and the Grizzlies again until January 8th, 2022. That matchup will be at home, and will be a big one because it will decide whether LA stay alive in the season series or Memphis wins it by taking three out of four.