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Houston Rockets down 1-3, but Warriors take heavy hit losing Curry

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gets position on Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) in the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gets position on Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) in the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Down 1-3 in their series the Houston Rockets are reeling, but it was an MRI on Curry’s knee that has all NBA fans attention.

Having only played in 2 quarters of the series versus the Golden State Warriors prior to twisting an ankle Stephen Curry’s return to the line-up for Game 4 was met with much celebration in Oakland.

Sure he looked rusty given he hadn’t played since the opening game of the series. For those who missed it the game in the second quarter there was a wet spot on the floor that sent both Donatas Motiejunas and Stephen Curry sprawling. For his part Curry came close to doing the splits and banged his knee very hard on the court.

Warriors' Stephen Curry limps off at halftime of Game 4 vs. Rockets following awkward fall pic.twitter.com/sOmcve3t4r

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 24, 2016

Curry had to leave the game and was unable to continue despite trying to give it a go in the half time warm-up. The Warriors stated he would receive an MRI today and now the results are out. As per NBA.com and ESPN reported Curry has a sprained MCI which will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks. The phrasing of the words lends itself to some speculation, but the fact remains he could be out longer once they reexamine him.

Curry out at least 2 weeks with knee sprain https://t.co/c03GW8kp6U via @SekouSmithNBA

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) April 25, 2016

BREAKING: MRI reveals that Steph Curry has a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks. (via @warriors) pic.twitter.com/LjjS40IV73

— ESPN (@espn) April 25, 2016

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No one wants to see a star of Stephen Curry’s stature be out of the playoffs due to injury. From the Rockets perspective it’s logical they would feel bad an area of the floor not cleaned properly is the reason for his injury. Further, I’m sure behind closed doors they are kicking themselves for giving up in the third quarter in a game they had been competitive in to that point. Now they face an uphill battle needing to win 3 straight games. Had they fought to win Game 4, the series would be even with Curry out for the duration.

That said, regardless of the Warriors being the competition, I’m sure all of Red Nation wishes Curry a speedy recovery since at heart let’s face it Clutch City are basketball fans and want to see great competition.

With that Space City Scoop sends our wishes for a speedy recovery to Curry.

Also on the injury front there has been no update on Patrick Beverley’s injury other than rotoworld stating he’ll like be out for the remainder of the series, so SCS also extends our best wishes for his quick return to the court.

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