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Sport Tristan Thompson really didn't like this question about guarding Stephen Curry

16:20  04 june  2018
16:20  04 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Stephen Curry doesn’ t look like those guys; someone with his exact figure could walk into any Hurting dudes who make the NBA fun to watch is not cool now, and it never really was. Like Curry , Thompson is particularly good from the right corner, where he made 50 percent of his shots this year.

Stephen Curry put up 33 points and hit an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the Warriors' Game 2 victory on Sunday night. He often made Cavs defenders look helpless as he hit shot after shot, particularly in the fourth quarter. But don't tell Tristan Thompson that.

During Thompson's postgame media session with reporters, the Cavs forward was clearly irritated by a question about Curry's incredible performance. Here's how the exchange went down:

Reporter: "When Curry goes on a run like that, do you feel a sense of helplessness out there when you can't defend him?"

Thompson: "No. F—. No. We did a good job — I mean, I'm switching out on him, I'm guarding him, so I'm never helpless with no guy in the NBA. Bet. F—ed up."

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Tristan Thompson . I’m really hoping the internet doesn’ t try to make something of this , because it’s definitely nothing, but after the Thunder stunned the Warriors, 108-102, New On Klay Thompson (25 points) and Stephen Curry (26 points), Adams said, “they’re quick little monkeys those guys.”

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Choosing the word "helplessness" was probably what set Thompson off here. He wasn't going to talk about Curry as though he was his older brother backing him down in the driveway. That makes sense because Thompson is a professional athlete who plays with a great deal of pride.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry defended by Cavs forward Tristan Thompson © (Getty Images) Warriors guard Stephen Curry defended by Cavs forward Tristan Thompson

And to Thompson's credit, he wasn't the primary defender on any of Curry's 3-pointers. The two-time MVP was just roasting anyone else wearing a Cavs uniform. (Apologies to Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr.)

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