September 27, 2022
Stephen Curry suffers a foot injury against the Celtics

The Golden State Warriors are awaiting MRI findings on star player Stephen Curry’s left foot. He got injured in the second quarter and did not return the team’s 110-88 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

“We’ll know after the MRI,” coach Steve Kerr said after the game when asked about his concern about the injury.

Curry’s foot got injured at 4:19 of the second quarter. His leg was rolled on by Marcus Smart of the Celtics as the two fought for a lost ball. Curry attempted to walk off the ache after rising. During his subsequent timeout, he observed on the bench. But instead of returning to the court, he sprinted back to the locker room.

Smart received a Flagrant 1 foul 4:09 before halftime as he leaped and caught his leg on Klay Thompson’s shooting arm, resulting in a Flagrant 1 foul.

Curry was listed as questionable to return by the Warriors. After being checked out until halftime, he was demoted to out.

Meanwhile, after the game, Kerr was seen shouting at Smart. He was asking about his thoughts on what transpired following the game. Kerr was visibly irritates with the play, especially what he saw as Smart’s rash behavior in chasing down the loose ball.

“I believed that was a dangerous play.” “I thought Marcus slammed his fist into Steph’s knee,” Kerr explained. “That was the source of my dissatisfaction. Marcus has a lot of respect; he’s a fantastic player, gamer, and competitor. A few summers ago, I coached him at the World Cup. We talked after the game, and everything was fine. Just let him know I thought it was a risky move.”

After the game, Kerr and Smart chatted and claimed they were “fine.”

Stephen Curry left after 14 minutes with only three points on 1-of-4 shooting.

Smart wants the ball but might have used more care. According to Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson.

Stephen Curry was mandatory to leave the game following a frantic scramble on the floor in the second quarter. Following a failed steal attempt by Draymond Green, the trio, which included Smart, collided with the floor, resulting in a jump ball.

Curry, more critically for the Warriors, came up lame, attempting to run but limping noticeably. Following the play, the defending scoring champion ran straight to the locker room. It was rule out just after halftime.

Curry’s ailment is currently unknown in terms of severity. Golden State will know if and how long they will be without their leading scorer. After the in-house MRI at Chase Center was at ease.

Draymond Green received a technical foul at 1:48 minute for contesting a foul called on Thompson versus Smart. With Green yelling and throwing his arms in the air.

Jalen Brown had 14 of his 26 points in the first half, and Jayson Tatum led Boston with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Smart scored 20 points and dished out eight assists on 8-of-12 shooting.

Stephen Curry suffered a setback two days after shining for 47 points in a 126-112 victory over the Wizards on his 34th birthday.

The Warriors have now lost four straight games at home to the Celtics, and they’re sixth in a row in the Bay Area.

Boston’s tough, top-ranked defense kept Golden State to a chilly 29.3 percent in the first half. And 37.2 percent overall, while also limiting the Warriors to 19 assists. Jordan Poole just made one of eight shots from the field, but he recovered to lead the team with 29 points.

As he recovers from a back injury, Green came off the bench for the second straight game, increasing his minutes from 20 to 22.

Warriors vs Celtics: The Defense shines early perks back up late.

The Warriors aren’t quite as good as they were a decade ago. They were still third in the Western Conference with a 47-23 record, scoring 111.6 points per game.

The Celtics are in the first half makes a dent in that. Golden State scored 32 points in the first 24 minutes, its lowest output of the season. After scoring 36 in the first half against the Denver Nuggets earlier this season.

The Warriors scored 37 points in the third quarter, thanks to Jordan Poole’s selfless effort game-high 29 points. Boston rallied late, restricting Golden State to 19 points in the fourth quarter to win by a large margin.

The Warriors’ 88 points were their fourth-lowest total of the season, and they shot a dismal 22 for 66 (33 percent) when Poole wasn’t on the court. Poole went 6 of 13 from 3-point range, while his teammates combined went 5 for 35. (14.2 percent).

Marcus Smart plays his role to perfection

Smart penalized for a flagrant foul on Klay Thompson that has prevented. There was no malice on Smart’s part, and it appeared to be an unlucky play.

Smart is at his finest when diving for loose balls and the like. He also added value on the offensive end of the court against the Warriors. He has scored 20 points and handed out eight assists for the second time in three games. Smart scored 20 points while shooting 8 of 12 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

Jaylen Brown, Peyton Pritchard prove how far the Celtics have come

A Peyton Pritchard 3-pointer off a Jaylen Brown feed epitomizes why the Celtics are finally living up to their full potential.

Golden State had cut its deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter after trailing by as many as 24 points. Brown looked for a shooter in the corner as the shot clock wore down. Rather than playing hero ball as Brown, Tatum, and others had earlier in the season. Brown would have put on a textbook forced performance.

Pritchard scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting, including 2 of 6 from 3-point range, to finish fourth on the Celtics in scoring.

Photo Credit: taiwannews.com.tw

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