Steph finally returned to action today after sustaining a sprained right ankle that kept him out of games 2 and 3. Curry, who had six points on 2-of-9 shooting, including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line, never really had the chance to get hot. Before Curry had the chance to get his feel back for the game, he went down with yet another injury,
Right before the half, Curry was defending Trevor Ariza, and on a cut, slipped on whats called a “sweat spot” around mid court. Curry awkwardly fell to the ground; his knee buckled and and he needed assistance up from the ground before limping to the locker room. Curry returned to the court after halftime and was seen taking a lateral test that worked the joint to test its strength. Curry shook his head towards the bench as soon as the test commenced, and he hobbled back to the locker room. His day was clearly done and all we can think about is whats next.
Clay Thompson touched on the subject saying: “We knew as soon as Steph went down, we were going to have to do it ourselves.”
Shaun Livingston took his spot, and his team was able to rally for the win without him. The Warriors put up 41 points in the fourth quarter and the Rockets weren’t able to respond. Harden and the Rockets couldn’t close the gap and the warriors ended up running away with it and winning 121-94.
Thompson added: “The ball was swinging around, Draymond got hot, I made a couple, and the floor opened up and we were just patient and having good shots. That’s why we were successful.”
Although the Warriors were able to get the dub, they have to wait to see the diagnosis on the MVP’s knee. Curry is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to get an official diagnosis.
Until then, the team remains optimistic. Green concluded saying, “We’re not gonna bow down or lay down against anyone. We’re gonna continue to play our game, continue to try to win basketball games, no matter who’s out there.”