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Stephen Curry accidentally punches referee after made field goal

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The previous week has been very frustrating for Stephen Curry. After suffering an injury to his right ankle during game one of the Golden State Warriors' playoff series with the Houston Rockets, he was forced to sit out games two and three. 

The point guard was back in the starting five at the Toyota Center on Sunday night as the Dubs looked to tighten their grip on the series and take a 3-1 lead back to the Bay. 

Curry got off to a cold start in Houston as he struggled to find his rhythm, missing a trio of consecutive three-point shots. However, off an interception from a Patrick Beverley pass, the 28-year-old broke up the other end and notched his first points of the evening with a layup. 

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His frustrations were clear for all to see as he waved his fist in celebration and, unfortunately for referee Zach Zarba, he was on the receiving end of Curry's jubilation.

Zarba can be seen wincing after he was hit flush on the face by Curry's flailing fist, but the point instantly apologised after he realised what had happened. 



Curry struggled with his shooting throughout the first half in Texas as he went 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-7 from three for his six points, although he was able to influence proceedings with five assists. 

However, there was a worrying moment for the Warriors as the guard slipped on a wet patch at centre court and collapsed in a heap clutching his right knee.

It was the same area of the court that had caused issues earlier in the night and, having limped to the lockerroom, he came out to test the knee before the third quarter but was unable to continue. 

Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - Game Four

The Warriors gathered together as a collective unit and blew away the Rockets with an incredible display of three-point shooting without their main man. 

While qualification for the semi-finals is all but confirmed, the Dubs will be hoping Curry can recover from the sprained knee in time for the semi-final series against either the Portland Trail Blazers or L.A. Clippers. 

Steve Kerr confirmed the number 30 is set to have an MRI scan later today to discover the extent of the injury. 


It's safe to say, everyone involved with the franchise will be holding their breath in hope that the scan returns positive results. 

The Warriors are far from a one-man team. They are a roster that runs deep with game-changers throughout their starting five and impact players. 

However, the loss of such an influential figure will be a nightmare scenario as they look to reclaim their title. 

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