Steph Curry spontaneously combusted in the 4th quarter to turn a mostly competitive Game 2 into a blowout. Many fans have pointed out that Cavs part time power forward – and full-time bouncer – Kendrick Perkins might have lit Steph’s fire when the two went nose-to-nose at the end of the third quarter. The beef arose from Perkins refusing to move his feet while Curry stumbled backwards into the Cavs bench after shooting a three.
Steph and Perk exchange words after the 3rd quarter 👀 pic.twitter.com/EavuItDi1C
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 4, 2018
It was impossible to see exactly what was said when it happened, but another angle from last night’s broadcast appears to reveal what Steph said to Perk that pissed him off. There is no audio, but using less than novice lipreading skills you can see Curry looks Perkins – dressed in a suit – up and down before saying, “You ain’t playing tonight?”
Perkins didn’t have a good comeback for this, because there isn’t one. What can you really say to the probable Finals MVP when you’re sitting on the bench in a suit? Pretty impressive Curry had a Finals record 9 threes but still found time to drop the mic.