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Watch Desmond Bane get ejected for shot to Kevin Love’s groin

It was a rough night for the Grizzlies’ top-ranked defense (and the Grizzlies as a whole). The Heat’s Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro had their way and combined for 73 points on 25-of-40 shooting (62.5%), and Miami blew the doors off Memphis for an easy win.

Maybe it was out of frustration that Desmond Bane used his off arm on a drive to take a shot to Kevin Love’s “groin.” Whatever the reason, he did it and got ejected for it.

I get the ejection, that is not a natural basketball act or motion. That looks intentional. Bane could see a fine from the league for that one.

Earlier in the day, the NBA announced that Memphis guard Ja Morant was suspended for eight games after flashing a gun at a club and broadcasting it on social media. It was a retroactive suspension that includes the six games (including this one) he missed, although he is expected to miss the first game he could return (Monday against Dallas) as he plays his way back into shape. Memphis needs peak Ja Morant if they are going to hold on to the No.2 seed in the West and make any kind of playoff run.

The Grizzlies also need to get their focus back as a team, and part of that is not getting ejected for stupid fouls.