Continuing their rapid execution of justice against the reign of terror that the Golden State Warriors have afflicted upon the NBA for the past half-decade, the basketball gods unfortunately chose two-time MVP and paradigm-shifting genius Steph Curry as their latest victim in the Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
In the middle of the third quarter, with the Warriors already down 83-54, Curry, whose elusiveness has in some instances called to mind that of peak Barry Sanders, drove to the basket and came down awkwardly on Aron Baynes. After some time, he was helped off the floor and did not return.
An MRI later confirmed a broken metacarpal. He joins fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson in street clothes for the time being, leaving only Draymond Green, DeAngelo Russell and a whole host of items available at the Cicis buffet to run the show in their absence.
With the Warriors sitting at 1-3 in a Western Conference that is even tougher than expected early on (case in point: the Suns themselves), losing Curry for even 2-4 weeks, as is the expected timetable, could strike a fatal blow to Golden State’s chances of making the playoffs, let alone a sixth straight trip to the NBA Finals under Steve Kerr.
When the basketball gods come a-knockin’, run and hide. Even Steph Curry couldn’t get away this time.