The Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry were on track to win their fourth title this year. They had an exceptional start to the season as Curry topped the MVP rankings and propelled the Warriors to the top of the league standings. Things took a better turn after Klay Thompson was announced to return and it seemed like he never lost his form. The world named the Warriors the Western Conference favorites.
After a grueling loss to the Boston Celtics, Dub Nation hasn’t been that far from being called a contender all season long. But the Warriors have noticeably taken a slight dip, losing games at a higher rate than before. However, the Championship trio made their first appearance together since 2019, only to return from injury.
Stephen Curry is injured on a loose ball by Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart
In a game that got a lot of heat, Marcus Smart took charge to get the loose ball when he collided with Stephen Curry and injured his left ankle. Curry has a strong history with ankle injuries, dating back to the year he was drafted. The reason Smart received a lot of hate was because after he bumped into Curry, he defended Klay Thompson in an open layup and kicked him in a way that seemed intentional.
“I thought it would be a dangerous move. I thought Marcus jumped into Steph and I was upset about that. We talked after the game and we’re fine. But I thought it was a dangerous game.” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Teammate Draymond Green also responded to the incident, saying: “I saw the kick but shit happens. I’ve kicked someone before. It is what it is. I can’t call it a dirty game. I’d say it’s an unnecessary dive… if you say anyone on the Celtics team dived for the ball, I’d tell you straight away Marcus Smart dived for it.
Kendrick Perkins believes the Warriors’ title chances are “over” without Stephen Curry
“Damn yes, they’re over. Lo and behold, it’s not because of the lack of playing time. These guys have played their entire careers together. They know how to find their chemistry. It’s about the others and when Steve Kerr got mad at Marcus Smart the other night, yes it was about protecting Stephen Curry but it was about him having 12 games a season and trying to build his rotations, continuity and find chemistry. “
analyst Kendrick Perkins talked about the Warriors needing to reintroduce a new rotation that has the winning chemistry. Additionally, he also mentioned that (if Curry doesn’t return to the playoffs) the Warriors will only have their supporting teammates aside from Thompson and Green. Warriors staff are hoping for Steph’s return to the playoffs, but as of now he will be out indefinitely. MRI results say he has ligament sprains with no bone damage.
Also read: “Did he say that? Classless?” Karl Anthony Towns’ angry confrontation with Stephen A. Smith amid a feud with Russell Westbrook
Also Read: “His Reply to Me Was ‘Bull***t’: Jerry Reinsdorf Reveals Michael Jordan Refusal to Veto Scottie Pippen for Tracy McGrady’s Epic Trade
https://firstsportz.com/nba-its-over-kendrick-perkins-makes-a-bold-prediction-for-warriors-championship-ambitions-after-stephen-currys-injury/ ‘It’s over’ Kendrick Perkins makes bold prediction for Warriors championship ambitions after Stephen Curry’s injury – FirstSportz.com