Grizzlies star Ja Morant tweets “broke the code” in an apparent blow to Warriors, before taking him down.

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Ja Morant must have thought of a tweet that cast a shadow over the Golden State Warriors it may have been too much. After all, the Memphis Grizzly stella deleted it.

Morant was forced out of defeat in Game 3 on Saturday with a knee injury, apparently soon after Warriors guard Jordan Poole grabbed his knee while looking for a loose ball.

It’s hard to know if the game was an accident … or done with the intent of slowing Morant down as he tried to split a double team near the halfway point.

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts to an official call during the second half of Game 3 of the team's NBA Basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts to an official call during the second half of Game 3 of the team’s NBA Basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
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Anyway, back to Morant’s tweet.

It said “broke the code”, apparently in reference to Warriors manager Steve Kerr who said Dillon Brooks “broke the code” when he took flagrant 2 for a hard foul on Gary Payton II in Game 2.

Grizzlies manager Taylor Jenkins took on the game after the match, pausing before saying it was intentional.

“We just saw the replay,” Jenkins told reporters. “He was looking for a dribble and Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and pulled him, which triggered whatever happened, so I’m actually going to be very curious what happens next.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) during the first half of Game 2 of a second NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) during the first half of Game 2 of a second NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.
(AP Photo / Brandon Dill)

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“… I don’t know what’s going through your head guys. No, I didn’t say it happened on purpose. I said the show happened. There was a hit. I’m just curious what happened.”

Poole, for his part, said it was a “basketball game” and that the foul was not intentional.

“I mean, obviously, you don’t want to see anyone get hurt. I’m not even that kind of player. I respect everyone,” he said. “Let’s hope he gets better and, you know, we can see him out there next game. I don’t even play like that for real. He’s not my type. [of] Games.”

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.
(AP Photo / Brandon Dill)

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The Warriors lead the series, 2-1, with Game 4 set for Monday night in San Francisco. Morant’s status for the game is in the air. He exited the arena with a noticeable limp after Game 3, choosing not to speak to the media.

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