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Warriors Can Live With Game 4 Loss Because Curry Is OK

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors falls over Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets on his way to an injury in the second quarter during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

Stephen Curry returns after a nasty fall and looks like his old self by the end of Monday’s game

When it finally happened midway though the second quarter on Monday night, Curry came down with a sickening thud beyond the baseline and suddenly everything else was up in the air. The game, the series, the Warriors’ magnificent season and, most important, the health of the NBA’s 2015 MVP and singular performer.

The most prolific shooter in the game was on defense, trailing a Houston Rockets’ fast break, and launched himself in an attempt to block a layup from behind. When Trevor Ariza paused to gather himself, Curry soared, caught his knees and then his backside on Ariza’s shoulders and tumbled upside down and out of control before coming down hard and smacking his head on the Toyota Center floor.

“When it was happening, I felt like I was in an R Kelly music video with angels all around me,” Curry said to a friend in the Warriors’ locker room.

Turns out, those angels were watching over him as Curry ran through a battery of tests through halftime and eventually came back to play in the middle of the third quarter. If there was ever a time when a 128-115 loss could come with some comfort, this was it.

Source: NBA.com

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