Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry injured his foot during Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics in a play that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is categorizing as ‘dangerous’.
Curry was ruled out of the second half of the 110-88 loss to Boston, and he underwent an MRI immediately following the game.. Curry was injured early in the second quarter when his leg got rolled on by Celtics’ Marcus Smart as they were jockeying for a loose ball.
Kerr yelled at Smart following the play.
“I thought it was a dangerous play,” Kerr said, according to ESPN’s Kendra Andrews. “I thought Marcus dove into Steph, and that’s what I was upset about. A lot of respect for Marcus. He’s a hell of a player, a gamer, a competitor. I coached him in the World Cup a few summers ago. We talked after the game and we’re good. But I thought it was a dangerous play.”
“I saw the ball, I dove for the ball, trying to make a play,” Smart said. “Unfortunately that occurred.”
“I’m sure I’m going to get called dirty. But I know who I am. … I play very hard and I leave everything on the court. … My teammates, my colleagues, they know I’m not a dirty player.”
“I’d expect Marcus Smart to make that play. He plays hard,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “I can’t call that a dirty play. As unfortunate as it is … maybe unnecessary, but that’s the most I can call it. Unnecessary. But I can’t call it a dirty play. The ball is on the floor. At every level of basketball we are taught to dive on the floor and go after the ball. That’s what Marcus did. So I can’t call it a dirty play. I will say it was probably an unnecessary dive.”
“I think any time you haven’t had the opportunity to play together, it’s a worry. Like we said before, it seems like every time we get someone back, someone else goes back. So it’s definitely a worry because one of the most important things on offense is continuity and consistency. And we haven’t been able to build that for the most part. So that is 100 percent a worry.”
“Adversity hits everybody at any time, and you just roll with it and you keep moving forward,” Kerr said. “So hopefully Steph will be OK.”