The one thing that could halt the Golden State Warriors' march to success this season is losing a vital component of their record-setting roster in the playoffs.
Losing the most important component of them all, Stephen Curry, would be even worse.
The 2015 MVP sat out the vast majority of the second half in last night's Game One 104-78 blowout victory over the Houston Rockets becasue of an injury to his ankle.
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His coach Steve Kerr thinks that it may well be prudent to rest their star man.
"As far as [Game 2 on] Monday, I'd say Steph is questionable," Kerr said. "We will see how he responds the next couple of days and go from there."
It's only natural that Kerr would be cautious when it comes to his prized asset. Although Draymond Green and Klay Thompson more than pull their weight, the idea of the Warriors going all the way if Curry made his ankle worse had to miss the playoffs, is a lot more difficult to envision.
However, the competitive fire in Curry is clearly still burning and the league's regular season leading scorer firmly believes he will play in Game Two on Tuesday.
"Right now, don't see a scenario where I'll be out," Curry said at the postgame podium.
"Obviously, if it's not right and I'm at risk of further injury or whatnot, that's the only thing that we'll have to worry about," he said. "Pain tolerance and all that stuff, I kind of know what I can deal with on the court.
"But you don't want anything more serious to happen, favoring an ankle or whatnot. So that's what we'll kind of pay attention to the next two days."