Will Barton reportedly irate about Seth Curry’s comment, amused by Evan Turner flipping off Nuggets
Update: Apparently, Evan Turner copped to flipping off the Nuggets, but says he was provoked.
Jason Quick of The Athletic:
Some context: Turner’s middle finger was in response to Nuggets’ rookie Michael Porter Jr., who flipped off Portland in the closing moments of Game 5. Turner also said the Nuggets bench was “talking crazy” telling the Blazers the series was over. https://t.co/mSmr7GpkAS— Jason Quick (@jwquick) May 10, 2019
Another Twitter used provided visual evidence:
Zach Collins fell into Will Barton. Barton kept his balance by pushing Collins. Seth Curry pushed Barton. Barton pushed Curry. A minor fracas ensued and drew four technical fouls.
Everything has only escalated since that moment late in the Trail Blazers’ Game 6 win over the Nuggets yesterday.After the game, Curry said:
“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,” Curry said of Barton. “You know what I’m saying. I can’t allow people to put their fingers in my eye.
“That’s real sassy. They got a few sassy dudes over there. Front-runners. And we can’t allow that.”
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
Evan Turner also flipped off the Nuggets after assisting C.J. McCollum’s dagger 3-pointer, according to Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post.
Turner gestured toward Denver’s bench, but McCollum was standing between. Maybe Turner was just signaling to McCollum. On the telecast, it’s unclear whether Turner is even sticking up his middle finger:
Dial up the tension for Game 7 Sunday. There are enough slights here, real or imagined, to fuel both teams.