Yes, you read that right.
Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole had to get in the way of Nikola Jokic during a break in the first quarter of Game 2 between the Warriors and Nuggets, after the reigning MVP was set off by a seemingly soft tapping of his rear end by Gary Payton II.
Perhaps Jokic thought Payton was trolling him. The 6-foot-3 point guard had blocked the 6-foot-11 Jokic on the play before.
Maybe Jokic just doesn’t like being touched there. If that’s the case, it might not be something he wants to let the Warriors know this early in the series.