It was not a good night for the Golden State Warriors.
After erasing a 20 point lead against the Houston Rockets. The Warriors did not have enough late in the 4th quarter to sustain the comeback as they fell 118-112. Chris Paul put on a vintage performance with 23 points and 17 assists.
The Rockets have now won 5 games in Oracle Arena since 2016-17. No other visiting team in the NBA has won there more than twice in that same span.
This all without James Harden in the lineup tonight who sat out Saturday night with a cervical strain to his neck and flu-like symptoms.
Unfortunately for the Warriors they didn’t just lose on the scoreboard.
Draymond Green had to exit Saturday’s night game for the what the Warriors are calling an ankle sprain after he was stepped on by DeMarcus Cousins.
Green, who left the 4th quarter, was guarding Paul when his left ankle was stepped on by Cousins. Green was visibly upset and shaken up as he hobbled off the floor. There was no twist of the ankle which could be of greater concern as more is learned about his injury.
The Warriors, who drop to 42-17, are back on the floor Monday night on the road vs. Hornets.
Green spoke with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater after the game and stated that he had sprained the same left ankle earlier in the 1st quarter and when Cousins stepped on it in the 4th he re-aggravated the injury. He went onto say that he should be fine.
We’ll see if Green is able to return to the floor of if he will be out for any extended period of time.
Flip the pages to see Green’s exit and the Warriors reaction to Green’s injury.