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HOUSTON — Stephen Curry(Stephen Curry Jersey), who returned to action Sunday after missing the past two games because of a sprained right ankle, will undergo an MRI on Monday after spraining his knee midway through Golden State’s 121-94 Game 4 win over Houston.

Curry slipped while guarding Houston’s Trevor Ariza at the first-half buzzer and banged his right knee on the floor. The reigning league MVP grabbed the knee and limped off to the locker room.

Curry returned to the court after halftime and moved laterally in a test of the joint, but he stopped and shook his head toward the bench. Shortly thereafter, he headed back to the locker room and was ruled out just after the second half began, with Shaun Livingston taking his spot in the starting lineup.

“He was standing there crying, you know, and like, ‘Dog, just get out of here. We’ll hold you down.’ We gotta support him, you know, and be there for him,” Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN Radio’s Kevin Calabro and Jon Barry postgame. “I mean, he came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn’t 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it’s unfortunate that that happened.

“But at the end of the day, one thing we’ve always talked about is our depth, and we’ve gotta use that to win games, and so we used that tonight.”

Added teammate Klay Thompson: “We knew as soon as Steph went down, we were going to have to do it ourselves. The ball was swinging around, Draymond got hot, I made a couple, and the floor opened up and we were just patient and having good shots. That’s why we were successful.”

Curry had six points on 2-of-9 shooting, including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line.

Curry appeared to slip on a wet spot, started when Houston’s Donatas Motiejunas slid across the court for a few yards near the 3-point circle.

“His conditioning was better than I expected,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “And then he slips on the wet spot, unfortunately, and back to square one. We’ll see what happens with the MRI tomorrow.”

Asked about pundits’ picking against the Warriors without Curry, Green told ESPN Radio, “If Steph Curry’s out, I’d probably write us off too. That’s human nature [because] the guy’s the MVP of the league, but we’ve got a team full of competitors.

“We’re not gonna bow down or lay down against anyone. We’re gonna continue to play our game, continue to try to win basketball games, no matter who’s out there.”

Green said the same of the Rockets, citing last season’s Western Conference semifinal series between Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.

“If I’m not mistaken, the Clippers were up 3-1 [on the Rockets before Houston rallied to win three straight]. They ain’t laying down,” he said. “It’s not going to be easy. We know they are a very talented ballclub when they get it going. They get hot from the 3, they can do anything on the floor. We have to come out and take the game, knowing that it’s not going to be easy, knowing Steph probably won’t be playing.”

The Rockets had their own issues at point guard. Patrick Beverley strained his right leg, and the team announced before the start of the second half that he would not return.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson(Klay Thompson Jersey) hopes to celebrate win No. 73 of the season on Wednesday night, just without going too far.

Thompson was asked if the Warriors would celebrate with champagne if they were to beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night and eclipse the NBA single-season wins record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

“Absolutely not,” Thompson said. “You’ve got to save that till June, man. I mean, you might have a glass of wine after the game, but that’s about it.

“We’d enjoy it for a couple nights, and then the real season starts.”

Thompson said he didn’t mind the Warriors sharing the national spotlight with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who is playing his final career NBA game on Wednesday night.

“I think there’s two of them,” Thompson, who is a big Kobe fan, said of the biggest story in the NBA at the moment. “Kudos to Kobe Bryant. He deserves all the recognition he’s getting. And then I think we’re right on the heels of it.

“I got to pinch myself when I think about it every time. Possibly 73 [wins], it’s unbelievable. … It’d be a special feat. We’ve got to embrace it tonight. You might not ever see this opportunity ever again.”

The Warriors said they’ve handed out more than 350 media credentials for Wednesday night’s game against the Grizzlies.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Following Golden State’s stunning 124-117 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night, Warriors forward Draymond Green(Draymond Green Jersey) conceded the team had at least gotten distracted by the possibility of winning 73 games and said the Warriors are ready for the regular season to be over.

Asked whether the Warriors had gotten caught up in the hype of possibly setting an NBA record for wins in a season, Green responded, “Honestly? Yes.” Then he corrected, “I wouldn’t necessarily say caught up in the hype.”

Green also said the Warriors are ready for this particular segment of the season to finish.

“It’s human nature to where, all right, kind of ready for the regular season to end,” Green said. “Talking 82 games, we get bored with that after awhile. And that’s no excuse, just, I’m always give it to y’all real, and that’s about as real as I can be. It’s kind of at a point now where you’re ready for the regular season to be over.”

Green continued, “Now, saying that, we got to be a better enough ballclub to continue to try to get better with these games and try and go into the playoffs the right way and not stumble in the playoffs, so, think that’s something we have to focus on. We got to try to finish out this regular season strong.”

To best the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins, the Warriors will have to win all of their remaining four games. Golden State’s next game is against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday in Oakland.

Tuesday night’s loss was the Warriors’ second loss in their past three games and their second loss at home after Friday’s defeat to the Boston Celtics ended at 54-game home winning streak in the regular season.