Curry leaves early with apparent foot injury

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Curry leaves early with apparent foot injury

UPDATE (7:20 p.m.): At the beginning of the second half, Warriors color analyst Jim Barnett said he was told by a member of the Warriors public relations staff that x-rays on Stephen Curry's foot were negative.

Stephen Curry left the Warriors game early with an apparent foot injury.

After missing a layup with 2:30 remaining in the first quarter, Curry landed and immediately began to hobble back down the court on defense.

Nate Robinson checked in for Curry for at the 2:18 mark, who headed to the locker room with nine points and two assists.

Curry checked back into the game with 18 seconds left, and after trying to get open off the ball, was noticeably limping and shaking his head.

He looked very frustrated as he walked off the floor for halftime.

Stay tuned with CSNBayArea.com as this story unfolds.

Klay credits teammates, Warriors system for historic 60-point night

Klay credits teammates, Warriors system for historic 60-point night

OAKLAND – Klay Thompson’s historic night was without pretense or secrets. No trickery, no gimmickry, no sleight-of-hand from him or the coaching staff or anyone else affiliated with the Warriors.

It was a fabulous shooter playing basic basketball at its finest, and it was easier to recognize this 14 hours after the fact.

“It’s the firepower we have on this team,” Thompson said Tuesday afternoon, in the wake of scoring 60 points Monday night as the Warriors routed Indiana.

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“You can’t really help off any of our guys,” the sixth-year guard added. “Everyone is capable of having a huge night. It’s also the system I play in, too. It’s constant motion, it’s free flowing, and I’m always on the move. It’s just tough on a defender. It wears you down having to chase around a guy for 40 minutes.”

The Pacers didn’t chase Thompson for 40 minutes. They didn’t have to. He did his damage in 29 minutes, leaving the Pacers with nothing but humiliating defeat and floor burns on their feet.

“It was an unbelievable performance that you really didn’t see coming until it happened,” teammate Stephen Curry said. “He started off the game hot, obviously, but to stay that consistent, getting it from the free throw line, the 3-point line, midrange, layups, it was an ultimate clinic.

“It was as entertaining to watch on the highlights after as it was live.”

Thompson ran and ran and ran, and the Pacers couldn’t keep up. Poor Monta Ellis had no chance. Thompson also annihilated Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles and even left premier defender Paul George – the last-chance Klay-stopper – clutching air.

It’s nearly impossible to cool a hot shooter when he doesn’t need the ball, and Thompson needed only 11 dribbles to get 60 points.

[RELATED: After Klay scored 60 points, Warriors owner Joe Lacob had one question]

“That’s amazing, 11 dribbles and 60 points,” coach Steve Kerr said.

Kerr noted that Thompson is at his best when playing off the ball, hence the phrase “off guard.” Thompson is a classic, in the mold of Ray Allen and a few others that rely on movement and shooting strokes from above.

“That’s been my MO since I’ve been in this league,” Thompson said. “To mimic guys like Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton, Chris Mullin – guys who really use their teammates to set themselves up and did it for decades in this league.”

When Thompson’s skills are blended with those of point guard Stephen Curry as well as forwards Draymond Green and Kevin Durant – all of whom excellent playmakers, comfortable with the ball in their hands – it’s downright combustible.

“When you play with the group that Klay is playing with, the defense can’t exactly cheat,” Kerr explained. “It’s hard to cheat off Kevin or Steph, so it’s just a good mix. But there’s a level of confidence and maybe a lack of consciousness that Klay has that very few players possess. Once he gets going, he doesn’t seem to think and it benefits him pretty well.”

That’s the game reduced to its simplest level. Run, catch and shoot. Elemental, particularly when the shots are going in.
 

Yankees GM Cashman: With Sale, Red Sox are the Warriors of baseball

Yankees GM Cashman: With Sale, Red Sox are the Warriors of baseball

On Tuesday, the Red Sox acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade with the White Sox.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman let his feelings about the deal be known:

In July, the Warriors made the biggest splash in the offseason by signing Kevin Durant in free agency.

Coming off a 73-win campaign and second straight trip to the NBA Finals, the Warriors are 18-3 through 21 games this season.

The Red Sox won the AL East in 2016, but were swept in the ALDS by the Indians.

Sale joins a rotation that includes David Price and Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello.

Right fielder Mookie Betts finished runner-up to Mike Trout for the AL MVP.