SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers were clearly rattled by the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, and they were almost snake bit before Game 2.
A baby rattlesnake, estimated at about 3 to 4 feet, was discovered in the team's locker room at the AT&T Center about two hours before the game Thursday.
It was found by reserve forward Thomas Robinson, who recoiled a few feet after seeing the snake when he moved a bag from his locker.
Coach Terry Stotts said he heard it was a young snake. But young or not, guard Mo Williams tweeted that it was a scary experience.
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We get in the lockerroom n its a damn snake, yea a snake in the lockerroom. Man we was scared as hell http://t.co/zST2ivnxhJ— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) May 8, 2014