NBA: Curry's injury curse strikes again as Warriors set post-season 3-pointer record
A record-setting season has taken its toll on Stephen Curry with his latest injury a right knee sprain, picked up as he slipped on a wet spot on the court towards the end of the first half. While Curry returned to the court briefly during halftime to warm up, he was back in the locker room by the time the third quarter started.
The looks from the faces on Golden State's bench sum up how America feels about this possible Curry injury. https://t.co/7K7L4AGV0U— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) 24 April 2016
The Warriors showed they aren't a one-man operation, with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green putting together a string of three-pointers in the third quarter to push the Warriors into a 21-point lead going into the final 15 minutes.
The Warriors have set another record, this time for the NBA post-season with 21 three-pointers in the game.
Green finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Thompson added 23 points. The duo combined to score 25 of the Warrior's 41 third-quarter points, powering their team to a 3-1 series score.
Another record for Golden State. The Warriors set an NBA Playoff record with 21 3-pointers. pic.twitter.com/i2e7kzfj8R— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 24 April 2016
The next game in the series is on Wednesday in Oakland, where the Warriors can take an unassailable 4-1 lead. It's likely that Curry will be rested or given minimal game time on Wednesday to give him the maximum possible opportunity to recover for the second-round playoffs.
“After the win we feel good, but also worried.” Golden State's mood after Steph went down https://t.co/Lz0icrwvVK— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) 25 April 2016
Curry is due to have an MRI on his sprained knee to evaluate the damage today.