The Spurs-Warriors series isn’t nearly as competitive as we’d have hoped it would, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting its fair share of controversy.
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) May 21, 2017
The most recent that’s arisen is this play late in the third quarter on a screen attempt by Dwayne Dedmon.
(2of2) Curry, on if Dedmon bad pick, which was not called, was dirty: “Yes, it was. No one sets screens like that.”https://t.co/8BeqUta6sw
— Poor Man’s Commish (@poormanscommish) May 21, 2017
The Spurs big man appears to angle his knee into Curry’s, looking to intentionally injure the Warriors former MVP.
The league was quick to say it likely wouldn’t penalized Dedmon, but that hasn’t stopped the internet outrage, including Curry who chimed in that the play was unnecessary.
Stephen Curry to ESPN on the dangerous blindsided screen by Dewayne Dedmon: “I feel like that was a dirty play.” https://t.co/VgepzII58g
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 22, 2017
This is just the latest in some questionable activity in the series, with Zaza Pachulia getting Kawhi Leonard with that questionable slide underneath the jumpshot in game one.
— Above The Rim ™ (@TRRabovetherim) May 15, 2017
— CoronaLime (@CoronaLimeDFS) May 15, 2017
That was followed in game two by a similar play by LaMarcus Aldridge.
— Larry deguzman (@LarryDman13) May 17, 2017
The Warriors look to close the series tomorrow.