Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
Rodney Hood might not be able to take the floor on Tuesday night for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Blazers.
An MRI on the 6-foot-8 lefty revealed a bone bruise in his left knee, the team announced on Monday afternoon.
Hood sustained the injury midway through the third quarter of Portland's Game 7 win over the Nuggets on Sunday.
Rodney Hood goes down pic.twitter.com/EXZ1fUmAj2— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 12, 2019
The 26-year old was fantastic off the bench for the Blazers during the first six games of their second-round series against Denver. He averaged 16.2 points over 25.0 minutes per contest while shooting over 60 percent from the field and nearly 58 percent from deep.
In Game 6, he helped Portland stave off elimination by scoring 25 points (8-for-12 FG) and grabbing four rebounds.
In the fourth overtime of Game 3, he scored seven straight points in a 50-second span to lift the Blazers to an incredible victory.
If Hood is ruled out, Seth Curry might be thrust into an even bigger role.