SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into Portland's locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento's 115-107 victory Monday night.
Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.
''Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,'' Shumpert said. ''Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That's it.''
Nurkic shrugged it off.
''I'm not going to worry about it,'' he said. ''He's going into retirement soon. I'm not going to worry about a guy who's going into retirement soon.''
The 28-year-old Shumpert was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. He later was walked to the bench by a teammate after arguing with someone on Portland's bench.
After the game, Shumpert tweeted : ''I apologize to the fans if I made a scene. Wasn't my intention but this 2019 stuff is all about a `story.' Don't let that distract you from this young Scores ball club getting a great victory against a tested Blazers team.''
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