Stephen Curry missed Game 3 of the first-round series with an ankle injury, but he came back for Game 4. Unfortunately, he injured his knee right before halftime Sunday (watch here) and was forced out of the lineup with a sprained knee.
Steph Curry will not return. Sprained right knee
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 24, 2016
Curry’s health now becomes the biggest storyline of the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Without him in the lineup in Game 3 the Warriors were shocked by the Houston Rockets, who didn’t appear to have a prayer during the first two games of the series back in Oakland. James Harden hit a game-winning shot on what was later determined should have been an offensive foul by the shooting guard.
When Curry left the game after his second injury of the series, the Rockets were tied with the Warriors 56-56 heading into halftime.
If the dynamic scoring guard is forced to miss extended time due to this latest injury, then the Warriors could be in trouble.