Stephen Curry cleared to return against the Hawks

"Well, at least it's not my ankle". After returning for the third game of that series, he slipped on a wet spot on the court in Houston and sprained his MCL.

The Pacers won for only the second time in five games, but can clinch a playoff berth with one more win or a Detroit loss.

The injury occurred with 3:09 left in the third quarter.

Stephen Curry will be out for at least three weeks after suffering a Grade-2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors said on Saturday, an injury that means the National Basketball Association star could miss the opening of the playoffs but should recover before the Warriors need him most. Remember: Curry sprained his right MCL in the 2016 playoffs, which, you also might recall, didn't go all that well for the Dubs. Curry and Kevin Durant scored 28 points apiece in the win. Hopefully for the Warriors the injury isn't serious, but at this point they may be wise to hold him out the rest of the year regardless of the severity.

When Will Stephen Curry Return from Injury for the Warriors?
The Warriors are 13-8 without Curry in the lineup, but are a mammoth 40-10 with their star point guard in the team. Golden State is 53-18, 3½ games back of the Houston Rockets for the top spot in the Western Conference standings.

Needless to say, if there's a tear, Curry's season would be in doubt. During the past couple weeks, Golden State's health has taken precedence over game results.

"I was just trying to block a shot and I ran into him", a distraught McGee said after the game before tweeting his good wishes for Curry (see below). Kevin Durant has fractured right rib cartilage, Klay Thompson has a broken right thumb and Draymond Green is nursing a pelvic contusion.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been diagnosed with an medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee, with an MRI coming on Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. By that point, the Warriors (54-18) established a comfortable lead after trailing by as many as 15 points against a Hawks team (21-51) that had gone 2-8 in their previous 10 games. It is instead a reminder that, for all of the doubts about Golden State, and for all of the questions about how they've looked this season, they still have the NBA's second-best record and are still within shouting distance of the ridiculous pace the Rockets have set. All four of the Warriors' four All-Stars are now injured, and the injuries don't stop there.

  • Marjorie Miles