Steph Curry has been battle-tested this postseason as he has had to watch his team take on the Houston Rockets from the sideline battling an ankle injury. As he made his return in Game 4 on Sunday, things only got worse. Steph took an awkward fall right before halftime that forced him to miss the rest of the game.
Steph Curry's awkward fall at the end of the first half.
Curry has 6 points on 2-for-9 shooting (1-for-7 from 3) pic.twitter.com/33wQJtJ0Tk
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He wanted to return but was well advised not to as his injury was listed as a sprained right knee. Not being able to play brought Curry to tears and rightfully so after facing so much adversity in just the first series of the playoffs. Draymond Green gave some insight on Curry via Sam Amick of USA Today:
“He was shook up; he was crying. It’s pain. It’s wanting to be out there with your guys. He was quiet, so I said everything to him.”
“I just told him, ‘Hold your head up. It’ll be all right. But then get the (expletive) out of here.’ We got you. Get out of here.”
Steph Curry needs that support and encouragement from his teammates to keep his head high through this injury. It was wise words from Green because in the worst possible scenario, Curry could’ve went back out there and even injured his knee even more. The Warriors missed their defending MVP but not too much as they dominated the Houston Rockets in a 121-94 victory to take a 3-1 lead in the series. Many question the decision to let Curry return in this series but I have no problem with it because this Houston team is a team that you don’t want to give any confidence to, so you want all your weapons out there to end the series as soon as possible.
Golden State Warriors fans are on pins and needles awaiting a statement on Curry’s status as he will undergo an MRI today on his knee. I’m sure everyone is wishing the best for Steph, especially after the miraculous season they’ve just had. It would suck to see the Warriors Championship defending run to end like this. It’s hard to envision Golden State winning a championship without the presence of number 30. They may be able to get past Houston but when you think about the other teams they might have to go up against, it’s going to be very very tough!