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Dillon Brooks on guarding Steph Curry: “It’s mentally and physically challenging”

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Memphis Grizzlies are facing the Warriors Thursday night and Dillon Brooks spoke on how challenging it is for a defender to play against Steph Curry.

The two met in a knockout game during the 2021 NBA play-in tournament, in which the Memphis Grizzlies emerged victorious over the Golden State Warriors and qualified for the playoffs as the eighth seed.

(via SportsKeeda)

“I love going against Steph. It’s just challenging to me physically and mentally to be able to, you know, be so concerned and detail-oriented about him.

Because if you have one mistake he won’t let you up, but it’s just great to come into this building (Chase Center), specially the crowd you know, the crowd is in the top five in this league for sure and can’t wait to play tomorrow.”

Brooks is an elite perimeter defender, but he was injured during the first meeting between Memphis and Golden State this season.

That did not prevent the Grizzlies from winning as Morant dropped 30 points to lead his team. The Warriors will be keen on avenging a disappointing defeat; however, they will play without four key players, including starters Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole.

Curry is coming off a 30-point performance vs the Sacramento Kings as the Warriors hope to continue momentum and remain close to the top standings in the West.

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