Stephen Curry Injury: Knee sprain spell serious trouble for Warriors

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Stephen Curry in action. Warriors at Wizards 02/24/15 (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

Stephen Curry sprained his right knee during the Warriors’ 121–94 Game 4 win against the Rockets on Sunday.Curry was guarding forward Trevor Ariza when he slipped and injured his leg.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry suffered knee injury after its Sunday’s Game 4 against the Houston Rockets, and it still uncertain when he will be back in the lineup. Curry will undergo an MRI on Monday., according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

Curry missed time earlier in the series due to an ankle injury, and the Warriors has now a 3–1 lead with Game 5 on Wednesday. Rumors are rife in the NBA world that healing on sprained knee for Curry will take about 2-3 weeks, a situation that could spell serious trouble for Warriors. This could force Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to take some drastic measures and overhaul its game strategy.

In the absence of the Warriors’ leading scorer, the team will likely turn to the capable Shaun Livingston as his primary replacement. Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green can also step in to assume ball-handling duties, as they both have plenty of experience initiating game sets.

Meanwhile in other place, the war continues between Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. The series is now at 2-1 in favour of LA Clippers. The winner of this game will likely to meet the Warriors. Despite losing the early stages of their series the Blazers managed to return and take a victory in Game 3, making the series 2-1, turning this on a more competitive series.

But the Game 3 was not an easy game for Blazers, the Blazers wouldn’t have led and make a victory without that offensive explosion from their guards. The team’s defense strategy was also a big factor for winning the game, where the Blazers managed to hold the Clippers to just 40 points on 38-percent shooting.

This is exactly what Blazers needed to do to prevent those big runs that Clippers is capable of going on, and if the Blazers continue to play this kind of game on Saturday, they might win the series and face the Warriors. The timing would be great for Blazers because of the absence of Warriors’ top scorer, Stephen Curry, which still nursing his injury.
Reports said that it would take 2-3 weeks to heal that injury, which already caused too much trouble for Warriors. The Warriors is currently in chaos, seeking replacement for Curry and changing game sets. Head coach Steve Kerr is working hard on Game strategy.

For Blazers, this sounds great for them because they now have the chances to beat the Warriors and steal the series. Blazers believe that Golden State Warriors would not stand a chance without their leading scorer, Stephen Curry, and that it would be an uphill battle for the Golden State and a good opening for Portland.

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