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The Warriors almost saw their NBA Finals life flash before their eyes late in their 116-100 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

With just over four minutes to go in regulation, Steph Curry had his left leg landed on by Al Horford during a wild scramble for a loose ball.

The Celtics gained possession of the ball but Draymond Green committed his sixth foul, causing a stoppage in play.

Curry laid on the court, appearing to be in considerable pain. He kicked his feet on the floor but ultimately remained in the game for another two minutes of action for Warriors coach Steve Kerr emptied the bench with 2:19 remaining.

In a good sign for the Warriors, when Curry went to the bench, he didn't receive any medical attention from the training staff.

But the first question from reporters to Kerr after the game was about Curry's status and he said he took the Warriors' star out because they were down 14 points at the time. When pressed if that meant he wasn't concerned about Curry's injury, Kerr said he didn't say that.

"We'll know more tomorrow," Kerr said.

Green was asked about what he saw on the play.

"Yeah, you're always worried," Green told reporters. "But yeah, I saw him getting dove on and that was about that. I picked up my foul pushing them off of him because he's screaming at the bottom of the pile. It is what it is. I'll take the foul. I'm going to get them off his legs, though."

 

Curry himself said he felt he'd be "all right"

The left foot is the same one Curry hurt on March 16 against the Celtics when Marcus Smart rolled on his leg for yet another loose ball. The two-time NBA MVP suffered a sprained foot and missed the final month of the regular season, returning for the Warriors' first game of the NBA playoffs against the Denver Nuggets.

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Curry has been the leading scorer in all three games of the NBA Finals as he dropped another 31 points in Game 3. He's averaging 31.3 points in the series and if the Warriors don't have him for Game 4 on Friday, they could be a world of trouble heading back to the Bay Area for Game 5 on Monday night.