Good news: The Golden State Warriors took a commanding 3-1 lead against the Houston Rockets, 121-94, in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, thanks to a record-setting 21 three-pointers. This year's Three-Point Shootout champion Klay Thompson led the way with seven of his own.
Bad news: Reigning MVP Stephen Curry, who played today after missing their last two games with an ankle injury, slipped and sprained his right knee at the end of the second quarter. He did not return.
According to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Curry will have an MRI on his knee tomorrow, adding the ankle that the latter injured earlier is okay.
As for the player, he seemed to be not the least bit worried, despite being in pain. Good thing it's not his ACL that is hurting.
As per Ron Kroichick of the SF Chronicle, Curry said, "I slipped, I fell, I hurt. My team is awesome. The end."
Meanwhile, teammates dedicated the win to their fallen comrade.
The Warriors honestly didn't need their best player, as the team exploded for 41 points in the third quarter (eight threes) and pulled away from a grounded Rockets squad.
While this particular matchup is basically a done deal (Sorry, James Harden), we still wish a speedy recovery for Curry...