Steph Curry’s on-court performance tonight was memorable, and his post-game interview also left a mark.
Thanks to Curry and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors won an absolute classic Game 5, rallying from six points down with three minutes to play to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-05 and stave off elimination. They did so after losing Kevin Durant in the second quarter.
Durant’s right leg injury looked awful when it happened, and seeing him leave the arena on crutches and in a walking boot was a sobering sight. Seeing their teammate go down certainly affected Curry and the other Golden State players.
In an emotional post-game conversation with ESPN’s Doris Burke, Curry appeared on the verge of tears as he spoke about Durant’s impact and having to play without him.
"Prayers up to KD, he gave us what he could. … I got a lot of emotions right now."
— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2019
It doesn’t get much rawer than that right there. You can see how torn up Steph is.
We should know either later tonight or early tomorrow just what Durant is dealing with. Worst-case scenario, he has a torn Achilles and a long road back.
In the meantime, Steph and company will try to win on his behalf.