As you’ve probably heard by now, Steph Curry has a grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee and is going to miss at least two weeks of action for the Warriors. It’s an injury that could hurt Golden State’s chances of repeating as NBA champions. They should be able to knock off the Rockets in their first round matchup since they’re already up 3-1 in the series, but if they match up against the Clippers in the second round like most people expect them to, Chris Paul & Co. could give the Curry-less Warriors some problems.
Earlier today, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked about Curry’s injury, and he provided a pretty strange analogy for it. He compared Curry being out for at least two weeks with a knee injury to Kendrick Perkins being out for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals back when Rivers was the head coach of the Celtics. The Celtics lost that game—and the Finals—to the Lakers:
Rivers has spoken about just how important he feels Perkins’ injury was in the past. And truth be told, it was a pretty devastating injury. But is he serious with this analogy? It’s kind of crazy to compare injuries in the first place, but it doesn’t really feel like there’s much of a comparison here.
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