Memphis will play the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon from the desert. The winner of that game will advance to the tournament championship on Monday evening from the Thomas & Mack Center.
With the victory, Memphis (5-0) remains unbeaten this summer. Brooks played his role with 14 points, four steals, two critical rebounds and an assist.
The Canadian snagged an offensive board in regulation that led to the game-tying score late in the contest. He also kept a possession alive by tipping a missed shot back out to a teammate.
Brooks finished 5-for-11 (46 percent) from the floor vs the Heat, as he found the touch late in the game per usual. He was perfect from the charity stripe (3-for-3) and made one of his three attempts from behind the arc. He played a healthy 26:15 minutes on the court, including most of clutch time.
After starting slow from the outside, Brooks found his rhythm by taking the ball to the rim with authority. On more than one occasion Saturday, he forcefully threw down a dunk over a Miami defender.
The game was tied 90-90 at the end of regulation. Following the sixth 2-minute overtime from Vegas this summer, the game remained knotted up, 92-92. Since this is the playoffs, the sudden death element of the tournament was eliminated. The second overtime was another 2-minute period.
Once again, the former Jayhawk Wayne Selden led the Grizzlies. The guard had an impressive showing of 24 points, five boards and four dimes in the victory. Brooks and Selden look to continue their roll in the semifinals.
Sunday - Final Four
No. 4 Memphis (5-0) vs No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers (4-2) 3:00 p.m. PT via ESPN 2