The Memphis Grizzlies have quite a few headaches these days.
Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors are creating a slew of problems and have dominated with a 3-1 lead in the second round.
Yet one of the other headaches they are experiencing is a player of their own: Dillon Brooks.
Dillon Brooks has missed 35 of his last 48 threes this playoffs.
He is 3-17 from three this series. pic.twitter.com/ywd8eWQ8XH
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 10, 2022
Brooks hasn’t been himself lately.
The star player has missed 35 of his last 48 threes these playoffs.
Overall, he is 3-of-17 from the three-point line this series.
If the Grizzlies are going to claw their way out of this hole, Brooks will need to get it together quickly.
Bad News For Brooks
The hits (literally) keep on coming for Brooks.
Monday night was his first game back on the floor since being suspended after Game 2.
His suspension was because of a flagrant 2 foul against Gary Payton II.
That foul was met with much controversy and condemnation from some, including Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Before Game 2, Brooks was wildly inconsistent.
He only scored 8 points in Game 1, following 23 in Game 6 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Before that, Brooks put up 8 again, then 24, then 11, then 9, then 24 again.
As you can see, his point totals have been all over the place.
His three-point percentage has certainly been troublesome too.
During some games, he’s landed 5-of-6 or 3-of-4.
But then there are games like Game 5 against the T-Wolves, when Brooks landed only 1 of his 10 three-point attempts.
All in all, he isn’t as reliable as he once was and it’s creating a challenge for the Grizzlies when they need him most.
Their backs are against the wall now and the Grizzlies are on the verge of being eliminated.
Brooks – and the rest of the team – will need to stay laser-focused moving forward.