NBA

Golden State Warriors backup plan for Stephen Curry injury

Golden State Warriors backup plan for Stephen Curry injury

Golden State Warriors backup plan for Stephen Curry injury 2016 images

Teams always learn about depending on one person too much when they get injured, and the Golden State Warriors are dealing with that now as Stephen Curry’s injury is looking like it could affect their playoffs. It may be more speculation than anything as the team continues rallying despite Curry’s absence.

The #1 seeded Warriors defeated the #8 seeded Rockets 121-94 despite Stephen Curry’s injury in the second quarter. The Warriors set the NBA record for most three-pointers made in an NBA playoff game with 21. The Warriors are now up 3-1 in the first round series.

The Golden State Warriors are facing the possibility of another playoff game without star Stephen Curry.

Curry missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday with a sprained right knee and will have an MRI on Monday.

Curry was injured on the final play of the first half. He slid awkwardly to the court while defending and immediately grabbed his knee. He got up and looked to have trouble putting weight on it before jogging with a limp to the locker room. He came out with the team after halftime but sat on the bench for most of the warmup time. After talking with coaches, he returned to the locker room.

It was his first game back after missing the last two games with a sprained right ankle.

“I just feel so bad for him,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s been healthy all year long and now as soon as the playoffs start, and these things start happening to him.”

Data curated by PointAfter
 The Warriors made an NBA playoff record 21 3-pointers to cruise to a 121-94 victory on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

If Curry can’t go, the Warriors will look to Shaun Livingston to make a third start in his place as they try to wrap up the series on Wednesday in Oakland.

Data curated by PointAfter

The Warriors had four players in double figures on Sunday, led by 23 from Klay Thompson.

“We got contributions from up and down the bench which was fantastic, which we’re going to need as long as we are without Steph,” Kerr said. “Even when he gets back we’re going to need them.”

Draymond Green said they’ll have to bring the same intensity they had in the second half on Sunday if they hope to eliminate the Rockets in Game 5.

“We’ve got to come out and take the game,” Green said. “We have to know that Steph probably won’t be playing. We can’t expect that we’re at home, and it’s a done deal.”

Data curated by PointAfter

Thompson is certainly concerned about Curry’s status but knows that they have to focus on what they have to do to win instead of feeling sorry for themselves.

“Just his presence alone on the court makes the defense gravitate to him,” Thompson said. “No one is going to make up what he does individually, we have to do it with five people. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better backup than Shaun Livingston because of the way he controls the game. He’s a mismatch for a lot of point guards.”

After his two-game layoff, Curry struggled to get going early. He was 2 of 9, including 1 of 7 on 3-pointers and had five turnovers before he was injured. He finished with six points.

“It looked like his conditioning was fine, he just couldn’t get his rhythm, and I thought he was trying to do too much,” Kerr said. “I didn’t mind that he missed the shots.

“He was trying to get himself going with a lot of 3s, which is fine because the way Steph goes, sometimes he makes one and the floodgates open.”

NBA
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in NBA

warriors kevin durant knee injury brings back Matt Barnes 2017 images

Warriors Kevin Durant knee injury brings back Matt Barnes

Luka AlarioMarch 1, 2017
DeMarcus Cousins 18th technical foul seems NBA not hot on him 2017 images

DeMarcus Cousins 18th technical foul seems NBA not hot on him

Chris MauriceFebruary 28, 2017
2017 nba trade deadline winners and losers images

2017 NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Chris MauriceFebruary 24, 2017
carmelo anthony looking safe with knicks as trade deadline hits 2017 images

Carmelo Anthony looking safe with Knicks as trade deadline hits

Chris MauriceFebruary 23, 2017
kevin garnett blames aau for killing nba 2017 images

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for killing NBA

Chris MauriceFebruary 22, 2017
kyrie irving seems unsure on earth is flat comment now 2017

Kyrie Irving now unsure on ‘earth is flat’ comment

Chris MauriceFebruary 21, 2017
Pelicans Acquire DeMarcus Cousins from Kings for a Bag of Chips and a Flat Coca Cola 2017 images

Pelicans Acquire DeMarcus Cousins from Kings for a Bag of Chips and a Flat Coca-Cola

Chris MauriceFebruary 21, 2017
anthony davis committed to pelicans 2017 images

Anthony Davis committed to New Orleans Pelicans

Chris MauriceFebruary 20, 2017
all star game selection confusing for bradley beal and carmelo anthony 2017 images

NBA All-Star game selection confuses Bradley Beal, Carmelo Anthony

Chris MauriceFebruary 19, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription