Steph Curry Injured Again
Stephen Curry's ankle was the center-point for game 4 in Golden State's series against the Houston Rockets, but by the end of the game, his knee was the issue.
Right before halftime, while guarding Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Curry slipped on a wet spot on the floor and seemed to tweak his knee. Curry went down in pain and had a noticeable limp as he headed to the locker room.
"He was standing there crying, you know, and like, 'Dog, just get out of here. We'll hold you down.' We gotta support him, you know, and be there for him," Warriors forward Draymond Green said. "I mean, he came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn't 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it's unfortunate that that happened."
Curry will undergo an MRI on Monday, but his availability for game 5 against the Rockets and beyond is in major question. Should the Warriors be without Curry for a considerable amount of time, their chances decrease significantly the farther they make it in the playoffs, to win the title. Their likely next opponent would be the Los Angeles Clippers.
"We knew as soon as Steph went down, we were going to have to do it ourselves," guard Klay Thompson said postgame. "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."
A team like the Warriors doesn't win 73 games in the regular season without depth.
"But at the end of the day, one thing we've always talked about is our depth, and we've gotta use that to win games, and so we used that tonight," Green said.