Reigning MVP Stephen Curry is out with an ankle injury for the Warriors in Game 2 against the Rockets
Coming into the 2016 NBA Playoffs, there really didn’t seem like there was anything that could stop the Golden State Warriors. After winning 73 games in the regular season, they seemed almost infallible and no team in the NBA looked like they would be able to do anything against them in the postseason without a miracle. The Houston Rockets may have gotten that miracle for Game 2 of their first round series in the form of Stephen Curry not playing.
After injuring his ankle and being slowed by the injury in Game 1, the Warriors announced prior to Game 2 on Monday night that Curry would be out of action to rest the injury:
Though the Warriors obviously have talented players on their roster other than Stephen Curry—you don’t win 73 games in the regular season with only one talented player on the roster—there’s no denying that Golden State thrives off of what Curry is able to do. The attention that he commands because of his shooting and playmaking is unparalleled and truly makes him one of the greatest forces in the NBA.
Considering how terribly the Warriors trounced the Rockets in Game 1, you have to wonder if Stephen Curry’s absence on Monday night is honestly going to matter when it’s all said and done. However, we’ll find out quickly in Game 2 whether or not this Golden State can survive in the playoffs without the MVP or if they’ll crumble.
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