Kerr shrugs off Game 3 incident between Poole, Morant


Steve Kerr doesn't see what the Memphis Grizzlies see when he watches replays of the incident between Jordan Poole and Ja Morant from late in Game 3.

"I don't have a take," Kerr told reporters after practice on Sunday. "Nothing to comment on."

Following the Warriors' 142-112 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. seemed to insinuate that Poole tried to hurt Morant when he pulled the former No. 2 overall draft pick's right leg as they were scrambling for the ball. Jenkins even alluded to talking to Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman about having the NBA review the play. Morant left the game and was evaluated by team trainers on the bench.

Morant limped out of Chase Center and didn't speak to the reporters after the game, but he tweeted a video of the play and wrote "broke the code." Roughly 20 minutes after posting the tweet, Morant deleted it. But the damage had been done. Everyone saw the tweet.

"I don't take it personally," Kerr said. "I watched the play. There's nothing to comment on."

While the Grizzlies added fuel to the already fiery Western Conference semifinals, Kerr continued to take the high road.

"It's an off day in the series and I guess we need something to talk about, but there's nothing to talk about," Kerr said. "We're playing basketball. We won, we're up [two-games-to-one], we're getting ready for Game 4. I don't worry about any of the other stuff."

Otto Porter Jr, who had a big Game 3, defended Poole a day later.

"We ain't thought about it all," Porter told reporters Sunday. "Just trying to focus on Game 4. I don't think there's anything to talk about. I don't think what Jordan Poole did was ... he was just going for the ball. It is what it is."

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It's unknown if there will be any carry-over into Game 4 on Monday night, but the Warriors clearly are trying to move on from an incident they believe was nothing more than a "basketball play."

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