Ja Morant insinuating Jordan Poole ‘broke the code’?

Ja Morant insinuating Jordan Poole ‘broke the code’?

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Jordan Poole’s arm did make contact with Ja Morant’s knee as he was reaching for the ball, but how much torque and strength was in that contact is anybody’s guess, and a matter of interpretation. Morant tweeted and later deleted a video of the play, with the caption “broke the code” — a strong insinuation that Poole was committing a dirty infraction.
Source: Vincent Goodwill @ Yahoo! Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Watching Jordan Poole last night gave me vibes of what Bouknight could be. – 4:33 AM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Jordan Poole and Ja Morant take center stage as the Warriors take Game 3 in this series of high drama
https://t.co/ImXo00OH7H pic.twitter.com/kBK8QVxsQx3:33 AM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
People are peeved.
Story from San Francisco on Ja Morant, Jordan Poole and more accusations of breaking the code ($1 a month subscription offer inside): https://t.co/yrzN2ZYBXx pic.twitter.com/qqbfGwyWK52:36 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote about Jordan Poole and a sequence with Ja Morant that could determine both of these teams’ fate: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior… – 2:17 AM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
gomdaysbawkblyff – 2:05 AM

Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Get well soon, Ja. That’s what matters now. (Oh, and I also weigh in on whether Jordan Poole broke the code). Column: dailymemphian.com/subscriber/sec… – 1:52 AM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
™️ x mbno . y’all know what we always do . 💪🏽 – 1:21 AM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
ma dukes lift me up every time 💙 love dat lady @jlspox 🤞🏽 – 1:16 AM

Rick Noland @RickNoland
Rooting for GSW slightly, but love Ja Morant and really just want to see him healthy and playing, because it’s been a fun series to watch. But to suggest that “broke the code” is dead wrong, and glad Ja took down tweet – 12:48 AM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors crush Memphis 142-112 in Game 3; Grizzlies guard Ja Morant hurt
https://t.co/7spPKDF8ie pic.twitter.com/voVcPRuHAC12:47 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Warriors offense carves up Grizzlies on way to 30-point win; Ja Morant leaves with knee injury nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/08/war… – 12:34 AM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
‘You know that term ‘hot stove contact?’ That’s what it felt like. Keep it moving.’
Stephen Curry, on the Grizzlies implying Warriors teammate Jordan Poole intentionally tried to injury Ja Morant – 12:32 AM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
We have some serious drama unfolding in Grizzlies vs. Warriors.
The latest is a pull on Ja Morant’s knee that has Memphis upset. Jordan Poole said it was a basketball play, and his teammates were very defensive of him.
dailymemphian.com/section/sports… – 12:31 AM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry on the Jordan Poole/Ja Morant incident:
“There’s nothing malicious about what Jordan did. There’s no comparison to what Dillon did or Draymond…It’s not a joking matter. Ja’s hurt. The rest of it is just total BS.” – 12:30 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Before today, not sure I have ever seen an injury after an opponent tugged on someone’s knee. I know the Jordan Poole video doesn’t look great, but I think it’s worth wondering if anyone would ever think “it might work out well if I just pull on this guy’s knee.” – 12:23 AM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Jordan Poole would take a 10-9 against Canelo right now the way this fight is going. – 12:21 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry: “It’s not a joking matter that Ja is hurt. But the rest of the conversation is BS.”
Full Curry response defending Jordan Poole, even draws back to the “hot stove contact” term pic.twitter.com/ZyNq0WtymG12:18 AM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry chimes in on the Poole/Morant situation: pic.twitter.com/vfy2b3aKjs12:17 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry not having it with the discussion involving Ja Morant’s play with Jordan Poole pic.twitter.com/OK31thj6PN12:17 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Stephen Curry dismissed the conversation about Ja Morant’s injury and says there was no malicious intent from Jordan Poole on the play and says it doesn’t compare to what Dillon Brooks did. – 12:17 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
What we know so far about the Jordan Poole-Ja Morant situation: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior… – 12:10 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson defends Jordan Poole in a Klay sort of way: “I don’t think he’s strong enough to affect somebody’s knee. But we’re not out there trying to hurt people or club people in the back of the head on a fast break. We play the game the right way.” – 12:09 AM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson, when asked about Jordan Poole injuring Ja Morant.
“I don’t even think he’s strong enough to affect somebody’s knee, but we’re not out there trying to hurt people or trying to club people in the back of the head on a fast break. We play the game the right way.” – 12:04 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Klay Thompson defends Jordan Poole against accusations of a dirty play on Ja Morant: “I don’t even think he’s strong enough to affect somebody’s knee.” – 12:03 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Klay Thompson said he didn’t think Jordan Poole had any malicious intent on the Ja Morant play.
“I don’t even think he’s strong enough to affect somebody’s knee.” – 12:02 AM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Draymond Green on what he saw during the play between Jordan Poole and Ja Morant that hurt the Memphis guard:
“It looked to me like they bumped knees before he even reached. It’s kind of what I thought I saw.” – 11:59 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Warriors forward Draymond Green on the Grizzlies’ Jordan Poole accusation: “I’m not going to try to go tit for tat. We have a basketball game to win Monday.” – 11:56 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green said it looked like Ja Morant and Jordan Poole knocked knees. When told about Taylor Jenkins comment and Ja’s tweet, Green said, “I’m not going to sit here and go tit for tat. We’ve got a basketball game to try to win Monday.” – 11:56 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond Green said he believed that Jordan Poole and Ja Morant bumped knees before Ja’s injury pic.twitter.com/8B3e763P6Q11:55 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant deleted his “broke the code” tweet. – 11:52 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Desmond Bane on the play where it appears Jordan Poole injured Ja Morant’s knee:
“It’s somewhat controllable.” – 11:50 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Desmond Bane called it a “controllable” situation on the Poole-Morant knee play. “Jordan Poole reached out and grabbed his knee and put (it in an awkward position). It’s unfortunate.” – 11:49 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Ja Morant has deleted the tweet. – 11:48 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Bane diving into Poole’s leg, Poole grabbing and pulling Ja’s knee later on… at this point it would be great for everyone to just get out of this series without further injury. – 11:48 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Imagine comparing what Jordan Poole did to what Dillon Brooks did.
C’mon. – 11:47 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
DeAnthony Melton on level of concern for Ja Morant: “We’ve seen Ja heal like Wolverine out there (before).” – 11:46 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole on Ja Morant’s injury:
“It was a basketball play. We doubled him, and I hit the ball. I was going for the ball, and obviously, you don’t want to see anybody get hurt. I’m not even that type of player. I respect everybody, so hopefully, he gets better.” – 11:41 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jordan Poole on play that injured Ja Morant: “It was a basketball play. … I’m not even that type of player. I respect everybody.” – 11:37 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Jordan Poole said he was going for the ball when he grabbed at Ja Morant’s knee and said it was a basketball play.
“I’m not even that kind of player. I respect everybody. I hope he gets better.” – 11:36 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Jordan Poole watched the play where he grabbed Ja Morant’s knee at the podium. Here is his response. pic.twitter.com/VhFTmkHlCi11:36 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
What does the Twitterverse think, was there anything untoward about the Poole play on Morant that the Grizzlies are claiming caused his injury? – 11:36 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jordan Poole watched the replay of the Ja Morant injury. Then Poole defends himself pic.twitter.com/Wv2Z3YZzll11:36 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole on Ja Morant’s injury: pic.twitter.com/tPTxEopCBb11:36 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Jordan Poole: “It was a basketball play. I hit the ball (the first swipe). I was going for the ball. … I’m not even that type of player.” – 11:35 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Memphis forward Jaren Jackson on accusation of Jordan Poole pulling Ja Morant’s knee: “It’s unfortunate to see that type of stuff. But no one here is dirty. It’s unfortunate. You know the code. We’re going to talk about the code all serious at this point.” – 11:33 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Steve Kerr on whether Jordan Poole grabbed Ja Morant’s knee and yanked it: “I didn’t notice. I didn’t notice the play.” – 11:28 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Ja Morant just walked to the bus on his own power but with a limp. Didn’t take questions. pic.twitter.com/VuawDv7lJF11:27 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr said he wasn’t aware of when Ja Morant got hurt. – 11:27 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steve Kerr says he didn’t notice Jordan Poole yank Ja Morant’s knee. – 11:26 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr said he didn’t see the play leading up to Ja Morant hurting his knee – 11:25 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
I know Griz are talking about the play where Poole hit Morant’s knee, but I’m wondering if he actually tweaked the knee one play earlier, on this awkward landing at 7:32 mark. pic.twitter.com/ZUwJ0dvY1f11:23 PM

Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Taylor Jenkins on Ja: “Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it.” – 11:21 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Taylor Jenkins says he looked at the replay of the play where Ja Morant got hurt and “it looked like Jordan Poole grabbed his knee and yanked it.” Says no update as of now. Morant’s knee is getting evaluated now. – 11:17 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Taylor Jenkins said Jordan Poole yanked Ja Morant’s knee. He said he’s getting evaluated now. – 11:17 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Taylor Jenkins says Grizzlies watched the play in which they think Ja Morant might’ve gotten hurt and Jenkins says Jordan Poole grabbed Ja Morant’s knee and “yanked it” and Morant is being evaluated right now. – 11:16 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said Warriors guard Jordan Poole grabbed Ja Morant’s knee and yanked it. – 11:16 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Taylor Jenkins says “it looks like Jordan Poole grabbed (Morant’s) knee and pulled it.” – 11:16 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
This looks like the play Ja Morant got hurt. pic.twitter.com/J24ssu5i9P11:15 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Jordan Poole in his first playoffs:
22.9 PPG
5.4 APG
56.5 FG%
46.2 3P%
87.9 FT%
Poole party. pic.twitter.com/oeo5JJqlrr11:10 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Ja Morant has been unstoppable in the Warriors series.
38.3 PPG
6.7 RPG
8.3 APG
3.0 SPG
50.6 FG%
43.3 3P% on 10.0 3PA
85.7 FT%
Hope that knee is okay. pic.twitter.com/LfdsMAlICL11:09 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors win Game 3 142-112, take 2-1 series lead over Memphis.
-Curry with 30, Poole 27, Thompson 21, Kuminga 18, Wiggins 17
-63.1 pct from the field, 53.1 from 3, 90.5 from the line
-38-29 rebounding edge, 68-44 edge in paint points
-14 turnovers in first half, 3 in the second – 11:07 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Will be curious to hear the latest on Ja Morant. To have any chance in this series, the Grizzlies need him at 100%. – 11:05 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant to the locker room. – 10:55 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors likely going to empty their bench after the timeout. Meanwhile, Grizzlies await word on how Ja Morant is doing – 10:55 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Ja Morant went to the locker room with a limp. – 10:55 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Jordan Poole tonight:
27 PTS
11-17 FG
3-5 3P
He was +33 in 31 minutes. pic.twitter.com/mfmLAjE9kq10:55 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Ja Morant limping to the locker room pic.twitter.com/Nhdaf0oLfY10:54 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Ja Morant is heading back to the locker room. He was grabbing at his knee and limped off the court during the last timeout. – 10:54 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Steven Adams has checked into the game while Ja Morant goes to the locker room. – 10:53 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Ja Morant in the loss:
34 PTS
7 AST
3 STL
13-21 FG
4-7 3P
He’s hit 13 threes this series, after hitting only 4 in the First Round. pic.twitter.com/SivZGg4GVu10:53 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
really hope Ja Morant will be ok. – 10:52 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Jordan Poole’s passing tonight has been remarkable. He’s getting so good at leveraging his scoring for the sake of his teammates. – 10:52 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Ja Morant looked like he was leaning a bit on that left leg when exiting the game. We’ve seen him pop back up many-a time, though – 10:52 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Jordan Poole with AUTHORITY 🔨
pic.twitter.com/dBKG2NNs4g10:44 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Score one for preseason hype. Jordan Poole is very #good. – 10:44 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
So many highlight moments from Ja Morant in this game and Ja isn’t going to care about any of them. – 10:42 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Memphis’ defense on Jordan Poole got him looking like a first ballot HOFer. – 10:39 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
The development of Jordan Poole is a franchise changer for Golden St.
The championship window stays open for the foreseeable future because of the former first rounder. – 10:39 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The Grizzlies have been playing denial/press-up defense on Curry with Melton/Ziaire and making sure the help is ready. What they’re giving up is one v. one for the other guard and Poole is feasting on it – 10:37 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Another 25 points for Jordan Poole tonight on 10/14 FG. His first eight career playoff games: 22.6 points per on 57% shooting overall, 47% from 3. – 10:37 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Jordan Poole is the reason this Grizzlies strategy to sell out to the three-point line is failing so spectacularly. He’s better at surging downhill off the dribble or the catch than anyone the Warriors have had in a long time. – 10:36 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole might be taking this series personally. He has 25 points off the bench on 10-of-14 shooting from the field. – 10:36 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That’s a rough miscommunication between Jones and Jackson on that Poole dunk. Jones just gives up the straight right hand drive, Jackson was waiting on the opposite side for him to force into the screen. – 10:35 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The Poole blow-by on Tyus Jones was so fast Jaren didn’t even have time to react – 10:35 PM

Rick Noland @RickNoland
Jordan Poole 2023 Sixth Man Award. Book it! – 10:34 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
101 points for the Warriors in three quarters. They had 38 in the second, 37 in the third. Getting basically anything they want. Balanced attack. Steph Curry leads team with 23 points and has only made one 3. Klay has 18, Wiggins 17, Poole 16, Porter 10. – 10:28 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Warriors outscore the Grizzlies 35-21 in that 3rd qtr.
Ja Morant had 13 of the 21pts. – 10:27 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
END OF Q3: Warriors up 101-80 on the Grizzlies. Golden State is just toying with Memphis right now. Outside of Ja Morant (30 points), the Grizzlies not getting much going. – 10:27 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The non Ja Morant Grizzlies are shooting a combined 17-of-50 from the field. The Grizzlies are not complementing Ja’s offensive brilliance. Nor are they lifting him up on defense. – 10:26 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant has 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting but he’s not getting much help. None of his teammates have even taken double-digit field goal attempts. – 10:25 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole has 13 points off the bench, and the Warriors are up 21 in the third quarter with 6:11 left. – 10:14 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
That Poole step rhythm 😍😍 – 10:13 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Poole has not been shy about going at Ja in this one – 10:13 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant has been great again tonight. Score is still lopsided because they can’t get stops. – 10:08 PM

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Jordan Poole: +24 in 15 minutes. – 9:54 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Ja Morant is must-see TV at this point. – 9:43 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Ja Morant sinks a half court 3-pointer to end the half. Warriors lead the Grizzlies 64-57. Golden State is shooting 70.3 percent from the field and playing solid defense. If it weren’t for Memphis’ hot start from deep and 14 turnovers, Dubs could be up big. – 9:43 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Ja Morant from 48-feet to ensure Memphis trails Golden State, 64-57, after a first half in which the Warriors shot better than 70 percent from the field. Grizzlies playing an imperfect but resilient brand of basketball. – 9:42 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Ja Morant lmfao – 9:41 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ja Morant lol – 9:41 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green upset with Steph Curry at the end of the half. Curry danced with the ball up top and it ends up drawing Draymond into a second illegal screen. Threw a seat cushion and went to locker room as Ja Morant hit halfcourter. Eleventh Memphis 3, but Warriors still up 7. – 9:41 PM

Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
JA MORANT!!!!!!!! – 9:40 PM

Tom Lorenzo @TomLorenzo
Ja Morant is incredible, man. – 9:40 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ja Morant is so tough! My goodness what a play. – 9:40 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Wow. Ja Morant from 50 feet for a buzzer beater.
Halftime:
Warriors 64 Grizzlies 57
Memphis started off shooting lights out, but the offense hasn’t been good in the halfcourt, and the defense hasn’t been good at all without Dillon Brooks. Warriors shooting 70.3 (!!) percent. – 9:40 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant is a walking highlight. – 9:40 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Ja Morant has mostly been an outside shooter and passer so far. But on his lastest basket, he took it right to the whole past Draymond – 9:34 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Ja Morant went right at Draymond Green and finished at the rim. – 9:33 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Otto Porter +24
Jordan Poole +21 – 9:32 PM

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Porter and Poole were +18 in 10 minutes. – 9:27 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole is going at Ja Morant right now. That’s back-to-back buckets in isolation. – 9:21 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole is heating up. – 9:21 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Poole pulled a Steph – 9:16 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies offense is struggling. Ja Morant is returning in the second quarter a little earlier than normal. – 9:15 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
3p play by Klay gives Warriors their first lead, 31-30, 10:40 Q2. Poole 3 makes it 34-30 – 9:15 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
If the Warriors win the title, everyone is taking the Finals MVP from Steph again: Poole, Wiggins, chin balancing guy. – 9:13 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Hold on, the Lil Baby verse with Ja Morant x NBA commercial is 🔥 🔥 – 9:01 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I continue to believe Kerr is overthinking it with not starting Jordan Poole – 8:58 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole with the finesse layup to cut Memphis’ lead to 6 with 3:42 left in the first quarter. Chase Center is starting to wake up a bit. – 8:57 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole and Otto Porter Jr. are the first players off the bench for the Warriors. They’re out there with Curry, Wiggins and Green. – 8:55 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Good and bad from Jonathan Kuminga in that first stint. Held up well against Ja Morant a couple times on defense, but was in too big of a rush a few times on offense. Two scattered turnovers and a missed corner 3. – 8:55 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Ja Morant is now up to 11-of-25 (44%) from 3 in this series against the Warriors. – 8:49 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Made 3s so far this series
Ja Morant 11
Jaren Jackson Jr. 10
Steph Curry 8
Jordan Poole 6
Klay Thompson 5 – 8:48 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Warriors want to make Ja Morant shoot. And he’s been obliging the first couple games. 23 3pt attempts in 2 games – 8:44 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Andrew Wiggins on Ja Morant to start. – 8:42 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant got some healthy boos when his name was announced in the starting lineup here at Chase Center. – 8:36 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Over the first two games, Jonathan Kuminga spent a grand total of 1:55 matched up defensively against Ja Morant.
The 19-year-old gets the start in part to help defend Morant.
Hell of a spot for the rookie. – 8:36 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
25+ ppg & 10+ apg through first 8 games in postseason history:
2022 Ja Morant
2017 John Wall
2016 Russell Westbrook
2008 Chris Paul
1991 Tim Hardaway pic.twitter.com/igE6bq4MOm8:27 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Starting Jonathan Kuminga frees Andrew Wiggins from some paint (rebounding) duties to better deal with Ja Morant. This can work in Warriors’ favor if JK pounds the glass. – 8:19 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Tillman remains in starting lineup for Grizzlies. Warriors going more athletic with Jonathan Kuminga. Bringing Jordan Poole off the bench. – 8:14 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Ja Morant breaks out the “Mambacita” Kobe 6s for Game 3 pic.twitter.com/w9ygO7XMkw8:07 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant is wearing the brand new Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita Sweet Sixteen’ sneakers 🔥🔥🙏🏽. Came out a week ago. pic.twitter.com/sgDtB8e1nZ7:58 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
A little more than 3 hours until Game 3.
Grizzlies will have to …
1. Fight out that inevitable first W’s avalanche
2. Get aggressive, attacking Ja Morant
3. Win the rebounding battle
4. Avoid long stretches of poor shot making
5. Get a big performance from someone else but Ja – 5:25 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Jordan Rules is the most famous instance of a team pulling out all stops against a transcendent talent.
Just like Detroit with MJ, the Warriors now face the daunting challenge of stopping @Ja Morant.
@sportingnews presents The Ja Rules.
✍️@Stephen Noh
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/ja… – 12:05 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Thirty-four years ago, the Pistons came up with the Jordan Rules. The Warriors should take a page out of their book. What they can try to slow Ja Morant down:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/ja… – 11:22 AM

More on this storyline

In his postgame press conference, Taylor Jenkins addressed the situation and claimed that Jordan Poole’s grabbing of Ja Morant’s knee subsequently triggered this injury late in the game. “We just watched the replay,” Jenkins said. “He was going after a dribble and Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it, which kind of triggered whatever happened, so I am actually going to be very curious to see what happens after that.” -via Sports Illustrated / May 8, 2022

Drew Hill: Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant’s injury: “He is being evaluated right now. He was going for a loose ball and Jordan Poole grabbed his knee and yanked it. I’m curious to see what happens with that.” He said he’ll talk with Zach Kleiman about having the league look at the play. -via Twitter @DrewHill_DM / May 8, 2022

Geoff Calkins: Jenkins said “I’m going to be very curious” as to what happens with Poole. Did he think it was intentional? “I don’t know what goes through a guy’s head.” -via Twitter @geoff_calkins / May 8, 2022

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