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Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks puts refs on blast over loss vs. Luka Doncic, Mavs

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Dillon Brooks and the Memphis Grizzlies were left disappointed after their 104-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Brooks, who picked up two technical fouls during the game, was not happy with the officiating.

The 25-year-old received his second technical foul of the night with 27.5 seconds left in the game. His anger with the decision was evident, as Grizzlies assistants were forced to restrain him. It was Brooks’ first ejection of the season, and the fans made sure to applaud his efforts throughout the game as he left.

The loss, which was the Grizzlies’ 11th of the season, brought an end to their five-game winning streak. Brooks was clearly irate with the officiating when commenting on it in the postgame press conference (via commercialappeal):

“As you saw in the game, we’ve been playing physical basketball for about a week now. And all of a sudden, new officials come in here and they call an inconsistent game. They want to call ticky-tack in the first half and then in the second half they want to call nothing,” Brooks said. “And then you got guys getting undercut, getting hit on the floor, no call. There’s a lack of protection of the players and that’s the main thing, I felt like this crew came out there and just made it about them and that’s bull.”

The NBA will most likely fine Dillon Brooks for his passionate rant. If so, that would be the first in-game or postgame comment fine of his career. He isn’t the only Memphis player to address such issues with refereeing. Ja Morant had similar sentiments about not getting enough fouls last season.

Whatever the case, the Grizzlies will hope to bounce back from their defeat as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers next.