Draymond Green tried to console Stephen Curry after the Golden State star sustained his second injury of the playoffs during the Warriors’ 121–94 playoff win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
Curry sprained his right knee when he slipped on a wet spot on the court in the first half of the game. He returned with the intention of playing in the second half, but was sent back to the locker room.
“He was shook up. He was crying,” Green said, according to USA Today. “It’s pain. It’s wanting to be out there with your guys. He was quiet, so I said everything to him.
“I just told him, ‘Hold your head up. It’ll be all right. But then get the (expletive) out of here. We got you. Get out of here.’”
Green said his level of concern for Curry was “high” as the Warriors attempt to defend their NBA title.
Curry will undergo an MRI on his knee on Monday. Coach Steve Kerr said Sunday the ankle injury that knocked Curry out of Game 2 and 3 of the series is fine, according to ESPN.
The Warriors maintain a 3–1 lead over the Rockets going into Game 5 on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
- Erin Flynn