Here is some bad news for Golden State Warriors fans.
During the second quarter in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs versus the Los Angeles Clippers, forward Draymond Green suffered a knee injury on a fast break that would force him to leave the game and head to the locker room. Here is footage of the incident (h/t: Eye on Basketball):
Draymond Green going to the locker room
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 19, 2014
Draymond Green would later return to the game toward the latter end of the second quarter.
With injuries and foul trouble taking a toll on the Warriors frontcourt, Green’s injury will be something to keep an eye on. Andrew Bogut is out with a fracture rib and Andre Iguodala is sidelined with five fouls leaving Draymond as the team’s best defender. If his lateral quickness is bothered because of the knee tweak, the Warriors could see a considerable drop on the defensive end of the floor.
With a little under seven minutes left in the third quarter, Green currently has 5 points on 2-of-4 shooting, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes of play. The Clippers and Warriors are currently tied 66-66.