Seth Curry calls Nuggets ‘sassy dudes’ and ‘frontrunners’
Seth Curry was one of several players who received a technical foul late in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night, and he clearly has no regrets over the way he reacted.
Curry was trying to help a teammate up when Denver’s Will Barton took exception to a slight shove, and the two came face to face. Officials and other players came over to break things up, at which point Barton appeared to deliberately poke Curry in the eye.
Will Barton vs. Seth Curry ❗️ pic.twitter.com/WyTI6yQqhp
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 10, 2019
Barton, Curry, Torrey Craig and Zach Collins all ended up receiving technical fouls, but it certainly seemed like the eye poke was the greatest offense. While speaking with reporters after the game, Curry called the Nuggets “frontrunners” and said they have “some sassy dudes over there.”
Seth Curry on the Barton eye poke: "He waited for a few people to get in between us, and when a few people were in between us he put his finger in my eye. I can't allow people to put their fingers in my eye. That's real sassy. They got some sassy dudes over there. Frontrunners."
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 10, 2019
It’s hard to blame Curry for being upset, and it will be interesting to see if the NBA hands out additional discipline to Barton for the eye poke. The Blazers and Nuggets are set to face off in Game 7 in Denver on Sunday.