Steph Curry’s injury puts damper on Golden State Game 2 victory
The Warriors took a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference Series against the Rockets on Tuesday, beating Houston 115-109. Durant led Golden State in scoring again, putting up 29 points. It wasn’t all good news though, as Warriors guard Steph Curry picked up a significant finger injury.
Curry reportedly dislocated his middle finger on his non-shooting left hand. The injury was not severe enough to keep Curry out for long, as he ended up returning to action just minutes after it happened. Despite the quick return, the injury looks to be having an affect on Curry’s performance. Curry shot just 23% from three-point range, hitting only three of 13 attempted three’s.
There has been limited updates on Curry’s injury, and the star is currently listed as probable for Game 3.As for Houston, they will have to improve whether Curry plays or not. Game 3 is huge for the Rockets, who must avoid falling into a 3-0 hole. Houston began to find their groove in the last game. This is a Rockets squad that live and die by the three-point shot. Houston shot the three-ball at 42%, and still fell short in Game 2.
Look for the Rockets to continue to jack the deep ball on Saturday. The personnel in this team plays at their best when they are shooting a high volume of three-pointers, and playing on their home floor should only improve their shooting. After attempting 40 three’s in Game 2, don’t be surprised if Harden and the Rockets shoot 45+ three’s in Game 3.