Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors Backside Slip Set Play
The Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors took a 3-1 lead in their first round NBA Play-off series against the Houston Rockets with a 121-94 win on sunday, but all the attention is on Stephen Curry, who didn’t play in the second half after suffering a hard fall at half-time.
Stephen Curry’s injury was diagnosed as a right knee sprain, different from the right ankle injury suffered in Game 1 that kept him out for Games 2 and 3. Despite the fact that the Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors missed the reigning league MVP and their best player, the Warriors killed the Houston Rockets in the second half on the heels of a 41 point third quarter that put them up by 21 heading into the final game.
Before the injury, Stephen Curry had a quiet first half, playing only 19 minutes with six points on 2 of 9 shooting with five turnovers, although he dished five assists as well. When the buzzer was sounding, Stephen Curry slipped on a wet spot on the floor and collapsed awkwardly, grabbing his leg before leaving on his own power. He did come out for the second half, Curry struggled to warm up and was replaced by Shaun Livingston.
With a 3-1 lead, the Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors are the clear favorite to finish off the Houston Rockets even if Stephen Curry can’t come back in the last game. They have a chance on wednesday to return home to Oracle Area for Game 5 with Game 5 taking place on friday if needed.
Clearly, the Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors were the favorite to win the NBA Championship this season. As the reigning champs and fresh off the best regular season record in NBA history, ho couldn’t they be? The thing is that every champion in this league is equal parts skill and luck. Stephen Curry will probably be back in the lineup for Game 5 like nothing happened, but if the two time MVP misses any time, the entire championship apsirations of this team could be crumbling down before they even reach the Western Conference Finals.
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