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Blazers’ Terry Stotts Borrowed Sheed’s ‘Both Teams Played Hard’ Phrase

Head Coach Terry Stotts paid tribute to Rasheed Wallace after the Trail Blazers’ Game 4 win over the Thunder.

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The Trail Blazers secured a 3-1 lead over the Thunder with a 111-98 victory on Sunday. The heated contest between the two Northwest Division rivals has produced plenty of antics on the court, but Head Coach Terry Stotts stole the show when he called back to former Blazers forward Rasheed Wallace when describing the play in Game 4.

During the postgame press conference, Stotts used one of Sheed’s trademark phrases (via @BenGolliver).

After using the “both teams played hard” quote, Stotts pointed upward and mentioned Wallace. The former North Carolina standout memorably used the same phrase after the Blazers avoided elimination against the Mavericks in Game Game 4 of the 2003 NBA Playoffs.

The Blazers return to Portland with a 3-1 advantage to host the Thunder on Tuesday for Game 5.