Apparently the ploy didn't work, as Tim Duncan and company blitzed their way to a 112-77 beatdown and a 2-0 series lead.
After the fact, Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding confirmed the source of the rancor:
Scott Brooks on KD-RW tiff: "Kevin & Russell obviously have a lot of respect for one another. But it was based off of defensive coverages."— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) May 22, 2014