Steve Kerr and everyone around the Warriors will go out of their way to tell you there is no correlation. But…
After Golden State lost Game 3 on a James Harden shot, didn’t we all know Stephen Curry would be back for Game 4? The organization was going to be extra cautious bringing him back(Curry had wanted to play Thursday) because it’s an ankle injury and he has a history with those, but the second they paid a price for not having him the equation would change. Thursday they paid a price.
Which brings us to Curry’s practice comment Friday.
The Warriors want to close this out in five games, and they wanted Curry to play in at least one game again before the second round (too much rest equals rust).
Rocket fans are jumping on Charles Barkley for being Charles Barkley today; they are defending their team on social media against the questions of how the bench reacted. Good for them, they reacted as fans should. This was a good win for the Rockets.
With Curry back, it was also the Rockets last of the season.