Dahntay Jones on technical foul from the bench
In the second quarter of last night’s Game 4 matchup in the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Dahntay Jones became involved in a bit of a jawing match near the sideline. As a result, Jones, who hadn’t even entered the game yet, was issued a technical foul.
Jones, known to be somewhat of an enforcer for the Cavs, spoke to members of the media about the play after last night’s 137-116 victory.
“I’m standing my ground,” Jones said. “He comes to me and is saying something disrespectful. I speak to him, they T me up. OK. Fall in love with the superstars. That’s cool. That’s fine.
Jones went on to say that last night’s hard-fought battle is how the Cavs need to play going forward if they hope to erase their current 3-1 series deficit.
“We can’t take any nonsense. That’s our identity,” Jones said. “We’re backed in a corner. We got to play a little nasty. We got to have a little chip on our shoulders. It’s the way we play at our best.”
Game 5 is scheduled to tip at 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday inside Oracle Arena, with ABC having live broadcast coverage. We’ll just have to wait and see if the Cavs can indeed keep a similar mentality.