Monday night wasn’t good for the Memphis Grizzlies.
The team entered Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors down 2-1 and was desperate to get a much-needed win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
In the end, the Grizzlies were taken down by the Warriors and now sit on the verge of being eliminated from the postseason after such a promising, incredible year.
“You can’t be mad at him when the shots don’t fall because when they do fall, we are a really good team.”
– Kyle Anderson, on Dillon Brooks
— KJ (@kelwright) May 10, 2022
One of Memphis’ weakest points on Monday was Dillon Brooks, who put up just 12 points in 39 minutes played.
He went 5-of-19 and only 2-of-9 from the three-point line.
It wasn’t his best showing by any means but the rest of the team still has his back.
Following the game, Kyle Anderson said, “You can’t be mad at him when the shots don’t fall because when they do fall, we are a really good team.”
Anderson isn’t wrong: the team is a lot better when Brooks is in fine form.
But will he be in fine form again soon?
He better be because time is running out.
Will Brooks Bounce Back?
If the Grizzlies lose the next game then their season is officially over.
It’s truly make-or-break, a literal must-win.
If they hope to secure a victory, they need Brooks to play as he normally does.
For the 2021-22 season, Brooks averaged 18.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.
Those are career-highs for the guard.
Lately, Brooks has been very hit or miss, and his inconsistency is causing a lot of issues for the team.
The Grizzlies are hoping for two things in Game 5: they are hoping Ja Morant returns and that Brooks plays as he used to.
That’s the only way they will begin to come back from such a huge deficit.