Warriors’ Curry Suffers Head Contusion In West finals Game 4
Golden State MVP Stephen Curry left the game in the second quarter after falling to the floor and hitting his head.
Curry, with 5:52 left in the second quarter, took an awful fall to the floor after flipping over Rockets’ Trevor Ariza trying to stop a play and stayed down for several minutes.
The star point guard went to the locker room afterwards and is listed as questionable for the rest of the game.
Golden State is reporting that he should be OK, but will continue to be evaluated.
Meanwhile, the Warriors cut a massive 25 point deficit to just 10 points at half time, with the Rockets leading 69-59 at the break.
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HOUSTON (Sporting Alert) — The Houston Rockets scored 45 points in a spectacular first quarter to lead the Golden State Warriors by 23 points in Game 4 of their Western Conference finals.
The Rockets lead 45-22 after 12 minutes.
Houston blasted from the blocks and build their huge lead with a host of three-pointers, with Josh Smith and James Harden leading the way for the home side, which had their highest scoring quarter of the season.
The hosts also equaled the second most points for the first quarter in NBA playoffs.
The Rockets went 8-of-9 from behind the arc for 88.9 percent shooting, while going 77.3 percent from the field overall.
Houston went 5-of-25 from 3s in Game 3 defeat.
At the end of the opening period, Josh Smith has 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field, including 3-of-3 from three-point range.
James Harden has 10 points and has hit both his shots from long-range.
Jason Terry and Trevor Ariza have each knocked down a three pointer as well.
Stephen Curry leads the Warriors with 11 points and he is 3-of-7 from three pointers.
As a team, Golden State is shooting 8-for-25 from the field and 4-for-15 from three-point attempts.
The Warriors lead the series 3-0.