The Houston Rockets hosted the Golden State Warriors on Monday night and it was a tough battle for the most part of the evening. Rockets youngster Kevin Porter Jr. knew that he was facing off against one of the best point guards this game has ever seen in Stephen Curry and it is clear that the 21-year-old guard was a bit too excited to prove his worth against one of the all-time greats.

At one point in the third quarter, KPJ was whistled on a foul away from the ball on Curry. The Rockets stud did not like the call and after complaining to the game official, KPJ decided to turn his attention to the Warriors superstar. Porter stared down Curry intensely for a few seconds before he started jawing at him. For his part, however, Steph decided that the best way to handle the situation was to ignore his opponent completely (h/t Warriors on NBCS on Twitter):

Porter even pulled up his shorts right beside Curry as if to signify that he was ready to get it on against the greatest shooter of all time. None of this had any effect on Curry as he acted as if KPJ did not even exist:

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To his credit, it does seem as though Porter got into Curry’s head a little bit. It wasn’t in the way KPJ was hoping for, however. Steph definitely heard Porter’s smack talk and instead of jawing back at the kid, the Warriors star let his game do the talking.

Curry caught fire in the fourth period, scoring 21 out of his game-high 40 points in the final frame. Dubs coach Steve Kerr didn’t even get the chance to let Steph get his usual rest in the fourth as he torched a Rockets side that was hoping to make one final run in the final quarter.

To be fair to KPJ, he did show out in this one, finishing with a 17-point, 11-assist double-double. Unfortunately for him, he woke up the beast inside Curry. He’ll probably think twice about talking smack to Steph the next time they face off against each other. Then again, knowing this kid, that’s probably not going to happen.

The Warriors came away with the victory, 122-108.