Stephen Curry wasn’t his usual show-stealing self after taking a nasty fall during Game Four against the Houston Rockets on Monday night (May 25). He got caught up in a fake pump from H-Town’s Trevor Ariza then hit the hardwood extremely hard.
Curry was down for an extended amount of time before heading to the locker room area (on his own), where he was diagnosed with a head contusion. It didn’t leave the MVP on the sidelines, though, as Curry returned to the game with 5:58 remaining in the third quarter.
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He told press after the game, “I felt like I was in the air for a long time. Once I hit the ground, you kind of hear voices from trainers and people just telling me to take my time and not rush yourself getting up. And want to make sure that you pass all the tests that they needed to do so that I could get back on the floor. So that’s what happened.”
Curry admitted he envisioned Game Four rolling out a little differently—GSW swept the past three games against the Rockets and could have become instant championship contenders if the Warriors had walked away with the W last night.
But it’s all good, according to Curry, who was proud of his squad. “I’m disappointed we lost, but all in all, thankful that I came out of that relatively OK and was able to go back in there and try and give my team something. I’m really proud of the way we fought all night.”
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The Warriors currently hold a 3-1 lead against the Rockets. Catch the recap below before the teams battle it out once again on Wednesday (May 27) at Oakland’s Oracle Arena for Game Five at 9pm ET on ESPN/