Golden State Warriors center/forward Marreese Speights will miss the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a calf strain.
Speights sustained the injury in Saturday's Game 3—he said he felt a "pop" in his leg—a 99–89 Grizzlies win. The seventh-year veteran scored nine points in six minutes before exiting, and then sat out Monday's Game 4.
"It's very disappointing, but at the end of the day, everything happens for a reason," Speights said Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'm just going to keep praying on it, and it'll be all right. I can fight through a lot of things, and this year, I've had a lot of injuries that I didn’t let bother me. This one, I knew it was serious."
Over seven playoff games, Speights has averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. During the regular season, he averaged a career-high 10.4 points with 4.3 rebounds in 15.9 minutes.
The series is tied 2–2 with Wednesday night's Game 5 tipping off at 10:30 p.m. ET in Oakland, Calif.
- Mike Fiammetta