Tyson Chandler picked up a double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds) and a size EEE in the Mavericks' 105-98 loss to the white-hot Warrior Saturday night. And it was the center's bizarre defensive play on the shoe that got the greatest cheer from the crowd at the American Airlines Center.
Golden State forward Marreese Speights lost his sneaker in the third quarter on Saturday, and as Stephen Curry tried to toss it back to him, Chandler purposely swatted the shoe out of bounds near the sideline.
“You can’t run with a sock on,” explained Chandler. of his strategy. “I was hoping that we could exploit them at the other end until they either had to call timeout or he had to foul. But we didn’t take advantage of it.”