The Golden State Warriors might have won Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, but it was Terry Stotts who owned the post-game presser. The Blazers' head coach was incited by a reporter, who referred to the Rockets' defense against Steph Curry, claiming that Houston "had some success trapping" him. Check out Stotts' snide and savage response:
Stotts: "I can't remember. When he had 33 in the second half, were they trapping then?"
Stotts: "They were? And he scored 33 in the second half?"
Stotts: "Okay. Yeah, we'll look at that."
Of course, the coach was referring to Curry's amazing second-half outburst, including a playoff career-high 23 points in the fourth quarter to close out Houston in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals after being held scoreless in the first half.
Terry Stotts is IN NO MOOD. pic.twitter.com/RspBRpI4CO— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 15, 2019
Fast-forward to Tuesday night: Steph led all scorers with 36 points on 12-of-23 shooting from the field with nine made three-pointers. Stotts' Blazers looked fatigued from their seven-game battle against Denver, and as a result, their defense in Game 1 was virtually non-existent. But perhaps it's time we recognize that Curry is virtually unstoppable when he is THAT locked in from three and there might not be a defensive scheme capable of slowing him down.