Multiple Golden State Warriors players told ESPN they were disturbed by Kendrick Perkins’ reluctance to move his knees and feet as Stephen Curry backed into the Cleveland Cavaliers big man at the end of the third quarter, resulting in a verbal confrontation between the two.  

According to a report from ESPN, multiple Warriors players were concerned by the fact that Perkins didn’t move his legs as Curry backed into him, believing that it was a dangerous play that could have gotten Curry hurt.

“The fear was Curry could have sprained an ankle or suffered a knee injury. The incident occurred when Curry tossed up a wild shot in an attempt to beat the buzzer and his momentum carried him backward.

Perkins, who is inactive, never moved his knees, legs or feet and the back of Curry’s right leg bumped into him.”

Neither Curry nor Perkins commented on the incident after the game, but it did seem to change the rhythm of the game for the Warriors guard. Prior to the incident, he was just 6-18 from the field for 17 points. After the exchange with Perkins, he lit up the Cavs for 16 in the final quarter including a perfect 5-for-5 from three point range. Game 3 is set for Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Pacific.