Golden state needing to practice their depth after big injury

Sean Callaghan, Sports Reporter

The Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry took the floor at the Toyota Center on Sunday, not possessing the intuition enough to foresee his fall and injury.

It would still be hours until Curry’s second-quarter slip would leave the Warriors wondering if their title defense was slipping away, and I’m the Plug, by rappers Drake and Future, was booming in the building. Even in enemy territory, in this Rockets house where Curry would eventually leave the court limping with eyes full of tears, they saw it fit to play a tune that includes a shout-out to Steph Curry and his history-making wrists.

The Warriors learned on Monday that they will be without Curry for at least two weeks because of a Grade 1 MCL sprain, but the true impact of his absence might have all the reach of a Billboard top 10 hit. From San Antonio to Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Los Angeles and beyond, the reality that Curry won’t be part of the Warriors’ championship equation for the foreseeable future means everyone else’s odds just went up.

This was fast becoming Curry’s NBA, the Warriors winning in ways we had never seen and the rest of the league being left behind. The Kawhi Leonard-led Spurs had been phenomenal in winning a franchise-record 67 games, but losing twice to the Warriors late in the regular season seemed to take the sexiness out of that subplot.

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