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NBA Twitter went all caps crazy when Dillon Brooks put an exclamation point on the Memphis Grizzlies’ hot start against the San Antonio Spurs with a vicious dunk.
To call the Memphis Grizzlies‘ start against the San Antonio Spurs in the play-in games a hot one doesn’t quite do it justice.
Memphis blitzed San Antonio with a 38-19 first quarter, including a 27-6 run to open the contest.
Dillon Brooks was at the center of it all, emphasizing the beatdown with perhaps one of the best dunks we’ll see during this year’s NBA Playoffs.
The response from NBA Twitter was hyped.
NBA Twitter lost their minds over Dillon Brooks’ dunk
All caps, all day.
People couldn’t believe how Brooks came to play with so much fervor. The comparisons were flying left and right.
Is it possible Brooks plays too hard?
Whatever he was up to on Wednesday night, it definitely worked in the Grizzlies’ favor. He had 10 points in the first quarter.
It also helped that the rest of the lineup was on fire to start the game. Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points, Jaren Jackson had 8, while Ja Morant dished 3 early assists.
The trouble for the Grizzlies? The Spurs responded with a furious second quarter to make it a game once more.
Memphis made their way to the play-in with a 38-34 record. As the No. 9 team, they got the home-court advantage over the Spurs. However, a win on Wednesday would only get them as far as a matchup with the loser of the Los Angeles Lakers-Golden State Warriors game. The No. 8 seed and a first-round matchup with the Utah Jazz would be on the line.
Whoever loses between the Spurs and Grizzlies will be eliminated from the playoff altogether. It’s no wonder Memphis came out with so much energy. The question is whether they can maintain it.