Stephen Curry, who took an injection in his left ankle prior to Sunday's Game 4, hit 10-of-16 shots and six 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, three rebounds, seven assists and four steals in just 33 minutes of the 115-101 win to give the Warriors a 3-1 lead.
Curry didn't look great in the first half and had just seven points at halftime, but was nearly perfect in the third quarter, when he racked up five 3-pointers and 22 points, with most of his damage coming against elder statesman Andre Miller. He also suffered a nasty right eye injury in the second half, which was a color combination of black and pink, but didn't keep him out of the game. His ankle and eye are certainly a concern heading into Tuesday's Game 5 at Denver, but the Warriors smell blood in the water, and will be looking to finish off the Nuggets in that one. If the Nuggets win at home, Game 6 is at Golden State on Thursday. Curry is looking like a strong Top 5 fantasy pick next season, but his ankle woes will always make him a risk vs. reward kind of player. Obviously, the reward far outweighed the risk this season.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:22:00 AM