The Trail Blazers are down 2-0 against the Spurs, possibly thanks to a rattlesnake giving them the heebie jeebies right before Game 2.
The Spurs definitely didn't have anything to do with it (wink, wink? Tim Duncan is nearing the end of his career and may have thought, "Fuck it," and started to get reckless), but the Blazers got shocked when the snake showed up uninvited to their locker room. It's a scary situation, but of course, very few things are quite as funny as picturing frightened grown men.
“I was scared,” said Robinson, who added that he’d only seen snakes on Discovery Channel before. “I ain’t gonna lie, I was scared.”
Robinson reacted by screaming and leaping “about five feet high and 20 feet back.”
Reserve guard Will Barton, Robinson’s neighbor in the locker room, claims he kept calm while hopping up on his chair. There was all kinds of commotion until “our brave trainers,” as Robinson referred to them, corralled the beast.
So again, San Antonio wasn't involved. The Blazers should get suspicious if they see a bear, alligator, or some creature of the lethal kind show up later in the series though.