Talk about things changing quickly. The Clippers are now without their two best players for the rest of the playoffs, and the Warriors could get their MVP back even sooner than the best-case scenario announced on Monday.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst talked about what he has heard from Warriors sources about Steph Curry’s prognosis, and according to Business Insider he believes the team is extremely happy. “Thrilled,” even.
“I actually think the Warriors are not saying it, but I think that they’re optimistic that Steph is going to be back sooner than later,” Windhorst said. “I think that MRI, from what I’ve been told, had the best possible news the Warriors could have gotten.”
When asked to repeat what he said, Windhorst reiterated the point, saying, “The word that I have heard is that the Warriors were actually totally thrilled with the MRI and felt like it was the best possible scenario. And they think that it was the greatest news and that he’ll be back sooner than that two-week timeline.”
Let’s assume the Warriors find a way to win another game against Houston. Depending on whether the first round series between the Clippers and Blazers goes to seven games, Curry returning within less than two weeks of his MRI would put him in action in the middle of the second round series … possibly as early as Game 3 if Windhorst’s source is correct and Curry suffers no setbacks.