"If you don't start jumping I'm going to pull you out," Brown said. "If you don't jump you can't play."
Gasol became the first Grizzly to be booed at home since the franchise moved to Memphis in 2001-02. It happened with 9:20 left in the game when Brown inserted Gasol for Lorenzen Wright, who was on his way to an 18-point performance.
"They booed because I came out," Wright said. "They would have booed anybody coming in because I'd just hit a couple of shots. The fans don't coach. Hubie saw we needed a power forward to create a mismatch against a smaller guy."
Just more than a minute later when Gasol held the ball too long in the post and got stripped leading to a shot clock violation, the crowd booed Gasol as he walked back to the huddle during a timeout.
"I didn't really hear it," Gasol said. "If I hear any boos, I hope they aren't booing me."
But Brown, who coached the Knicks from 1982-87 before one of the toughest home crowds in the NBA, understood the frustration of the Grizzlies fans.
"Three times Dampier tipped the ball over him (Gasol) and two other times he was standing right under the basket when Dampier scored," Brown said. "That's five scores he should have rebounded. Through that, you got to be a helluva fan to stay positive."
Brown was just as frustrated with Gasol as the Grizzlies' faithful, mainly because Gasol didn't apply the scouting report.