This was not the way Doc Rivers hoped his team's playoff fortunes would be enhanced.
“I don't want anyone to get injured ever,” the Clippers coach said Monday.
It happened anyway, Stephen Curry clutching his right knee after slipping on the court during Golden State's game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
It was an injury that could alter the complexion of the NBA playoffs because Curry is expected to miss at least two weeks for the defending champions.
The Curry medical update was especially relevant to the Clippers because the teams are on course to play each other in the Western Conference semifinals should both advance...