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The Real Brotherhood: Tre & Tyus Jones Meet In Play-in Tournament

As Tyus and the Grizzlies prevail

Play-In Tournament - San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies
 MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 19: Tre Jones #33 of the San Antonio Spurs swaps jerseys with Tyus Jones #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 19, 2021 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. 
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It’s probably happened before in the NBA. In fact, given the five Jones brothers of the 70s, the best of whom was Caldwell who most famously played for the 76ers, it’s almost bound to have.

But for Dukedom, for the Brotherhood, brothers facing off in the playoffs? Maybe two of the Plumlees did at one point. Certainly it can’t be a common thing for any set of NBA brothers.

That’s what happened Wednesday night though as Tre Jones and his San Antonio Spurs met big brother Tyus and his Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in game to reach the traditional playoffs.

It could be a long summer for Tre as Tyus - and his 2015 Duke teammates Grayson Allen and Justise Winslow - took down the Spurs 100-96.

None of the Duke players got huge minutes. For Memphis, the elder Jones got seven minutes and five points. Allen played five minutes and didn’t score. Neither Winslow nor Tre Jones got in the game.

Memphis will next play Golden State on Friday. No Brotherhood members there but if Memphis prevails, they’ll get Quin Snyder’s Utah Jazz.