HOUSTON — Golden State's Stephen Curry sprained his right knee on the final play of the first half Sunday and won't return in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.
Curry slid awkwardly to the court while defending and immediately grabbed his knee. He got up and looked to have trouble putting weight on it before jogging with a limp to the locker room. He came out with the team after halftime, but sat on the bench for most of the warmup time. After talking with coaches, he returned to the locker room.
It was his first game back after missing the last two games with a sprained right ankle.
Shaun Livingston started the second half in his place.
The Warriors lead the series 2-1.
Also out was Houston's Patrick Beverley, who strained his right leg in the second quarter.
The Associated Press