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For Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, it was a case of "back to square one" after reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry returned from an ankle injury on Sunday only to suffer a fluke knee strain.
The Golden State Warriors overcame the absence of guard Stephen Curry in the second half to rout the Houston Rockets 121-94 in Game Four of their Western Conference first-round playoff series on Sunday.
Golden State's Stephen Curry sprained his right knee on the final play of the first half Sunday and won't return in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry slipped on a wet spot late in the first half and limped to the locker room at halftime of Game Four against the Houston Rockets.
The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series.
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Memphis Grizzlies 116-95 on Sunday, sweeping the best-of-seven series and advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double as the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 116-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday to sweep their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.
The San Antonio Spurs know finishing off a playoff series is challenging. Being a win away from sweeping an opponent is even harder.
Guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 59 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 Saturday night at the Moda Center.
Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers found their offense at home, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 on Saturday night to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series.
Kevin Durant got ejected, Russell Westbrook was part of a shouting match in front of his bench and Serge Ibaka drew a technical for throwing an elbow in the final seconds with the outcome already decided.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a step away from the Western Conference semi-finals.
Host Indiana led by as many as 25 points in the first half and never allowed Toronto to get closer than 11 in the second, tying their first-round playoff series at two games each.
After dismal performances in two opening losses, the Charlotte Hornets knew they needed to regroup quickly in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat.
Frenchman Ian Mahinmi has spent most of his NBA career in the shadows, relatively speaking, but on Saturday he enjoyed a turn in the spotlight.
Jeremy Lin scored 18 points, Kemba Walker had 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat 96-80 on Saturday night to snap a 12-game playoff losing streak and earn their first postseason victory in 14 years.
The Indiana Pacers changed lineups, moved the ball and forced turnovers.
The Indiana Pacers never trailed en route to a 100-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday that evened their Eastern Conference series at 2-2.
The experiences of that Celtics team, which won 68 games but came up short after Havlicek was hurt, suggest that the Warriors may have something to worry about even when Curry returns.
The Golden State Warriors were given a welcome boost on Saturday when coach Steve Kerr said that reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry was expected to play in Sunday's Game Four against the Houston Rockets.