The Golden State Warriors are looking to defend their 2015 NBA championship, but it looks like they could be doing it without their best player. Starting point guard Steph Curry went down with a knee injury in Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets and it looks like it could keep him out for a few weeks.
The defending MVP had a MRI done on Monday and the results came back as saying he had a Grade 1 MCL sprain. ESPN reported, via SportsCenter’s Twitter page, that Curry would be re-evaluated in two weeks, meaning he likely will not play until then.
The Warriors host the Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday and they have a 3-1 series lead. They could wrap up the first round with a win, but could play the entire second round series against either the Portland Trailblazers or Los Angeles Clippers without Curry.
Steph Curry has been on fire for the Warriors this year, averaging 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game. He looks to be on his way to a second straight MVP award, but it will certainly hurt his team if he misses the next two weeks with his injury.
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