These playoffs started off with so much excitement and promise in the Golden State Warriors locker room. They had just come off a NBA History record setting 72 wins and Steph Curry broke his own 3-point record dropping in over 400 3-pointers. Both of which helped head coach Steve Kerr win the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year award, just announced today.
But unfortunately, Kerr will be forced to put that title to the test as their star player and league MVP Steph Curry was injured again Sunday in an awkward fall that sprained his right knee. This was his first game back after missing the previous 2 with an ankle injury so needless to say this one felt like a strong body blow. In the words of the team’s emotional leader Draymond Green, “We gotta lift him up. We gotta support him. We told him, we’re gonna hold you down. One thing we always talk about is our depth.”
Such a big loss in a season that has placed them already into the discussion with the greatest teams of all-time. They look to finish off the Rockets series as quickly as possible and allow Curry to heal, although rushing him back may not be the best look. Tune in tomorrow night for Game 5.
Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages. Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 25, 2016
Another huge loss last night in the world of point guards was Chris Paul. Watching the Clippers and Blazers battle it out has been exciting to say the least as the homie Damian Lillard cooks but it just took a turn for the worst. In a typically routine play for Paul going in to strip the ball, he broke his right hand and immediately knew it.
As a player you know when you’re hurt and CP3 left the court clearly pissed that he would be forced to miss time during this crucial time. Blake Griffin also re-injured the quad that has kept him out of action, with that playing a huge role matched up against the most improved Blazers backcourt in the NBA – it looks rough out West.
Clippers’ Chris Paul kicks seat cushion on way to locker room following apparent right wrist injury in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/TnpU9sQVeR
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 26, 2016
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 26, 2016