Curry’s MCL Sprain On His Right Knee Puts The Warriors To A Test Of Depth And Character
Stephen Curry scary fall in game four against the Rockets Sunday evening, putting fans of basketball with a shocking reaction to a historic team. He slips and has his right knee bangs the court hard, limping to the locker room and upset that he can be with his teammates. Curry was then part of an MRI scan Monday, and found out that he suffered a grade one MCL sprain on his right knee, tweeting out a response to all fans of basketball.
Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages. Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 25, 2016
Now the Warriors are put to the test for the rest of the playoffs on depth and character, going to prove everyone around the league on why they are a historic team.
Some are already saying they can’t go far without Curry. They can’t go far without the MVP of the league and probably the best player in the NBA. But they don’t care about the critics, they care about themselves playing as a team.
The Warriors are currently up 3-1 against a dysfunctional Rockets team, looking to close the deal quick so they can rest up for the second round. Once they have that chance, the test for them is can their level of play as a team be sustainable?
Each one of them has a role. Draymond Green is the vocal leader and can average a triple-double. Klay Thompson is the second best shooter in the league, making him dangerous when he’s on fire, and the x-factor is Andre Iguodola. The reigning finals MVP will definitely make an impact off the bench. Combined all of those with a deep bench and they can compete against any team, including the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The depth on this team will be put to the test and might also channel their inner will power on the court. Warriors have to learn how to play without Curry, despite his tremendous impact on the court offensively averaging 30 points a game. The Los Angeles Clippers of Portland Trail Blazers have it in their minds on beating this team down with Curry out.
But the Warriors grit, hustle and confidence may be enough for them to get to the western conference finals. They hope that Curry will be back in time against the Spurs or Thunder.