GALLERY: Curry injured in Warriors' Game 4 win over Rockets
Waiting for Curry
A pair of Warriors fans sit in the stands at the Toyota Center before Game 4 on Sunday.
Expected to play heading into Sunday, Steph Curry was cleared to play about 40 minutes before tipoff.
After missing his first three shots - all 3-pointers - Steph Curry got on the board with a driving layup. He drew the foul and made the free throw. Those were his only points of the quarter.
Klay hot early
Klay Thompson had the hot hand early as he led all scorers with 11 points in the first quarter. James Harden hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to tie the game at 29 after 12 minutes. Thompson finished with a game-high 23 points.
Howard's big first half
Dwight Howard made his presence felt in the first half, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He ended up with a team-high 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Harden, the distributor
James Harden scored 10 points in the first half, but he also dished out six assists. He finished the game with 18 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
Curry injures knee
As the first half ended, Steph Curry slipped on the court and injured his right knee. He came back out with the team prior to the start of the second half, but couldn't go. He returned to the locker room and was later diagnosed with a sprained right knee. The Warriors announced that he would not return to the game. After the game, Steve Kerr said that Curry would undergo an MRI on Monday.
Warriors take over in third
Without an injured Steph Curry, the Warriors didn't wilt. They blitz the Rockets in the third quarter 41-20 and took a stunning 21-point lead into the final 12 minutes.
Warriors go up 3-1
After a monster third quarter, the Warriors kept their foot on the pedal and raced to a 121-94 win over the Rockets in Game 4. They can close out the series in Game 5 Wednesday in Oakland.