During the regular season, it seemed like a fairytale for Stephen Curry where nothing could go wrong.
As the first ever unanimous MVP and current back-to-back winner of the award, the Dubs No. 30 has only missed a grand total of five games out of a possible 164 during those two seasons en route to his prestigious accolades.
However, the postseason this term hasn't been so kind to the superstar point guard. Curry has played in six of the Warriors' 11 playoff outings thus far meaning he has missed as many games in the past month as the previous two years before that.
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And it's not as a result of one problem, either. A sprained ankle limited him during the first-round series with the Houston Rockets before a sprained knee would hinder his influence in the following round against the Portland Trail Blazers.
While Golden State managed to navigate their way past those two opponents, they suffered a game one loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Conference Finals on home soil at the Oracle Arena on Monday.
Curry had stated before the series that his injury problems hadn't quite cleared up yet and during the first quarter of game two last night, the scoring and steals leader during the regular season suffered yet another issue.
As the 28-year-old raced to keep a loose ball in play, his momentum sent him flying into his home crowd and he came crashing down on his elbow. The subsequent swelling looked extremely painful, but Curry recovered to drop a team-high 28 points and lead the Warriors to a crucial, series-levelling victory.
"The elbow's fine," Curry said after Wednesday's 118-91 win. "It looks like it has a tennis ball on top of it, but it doesn't affect range of motion or anything. There's just some pain, so I'll be all right."
The injury didn't appear to knock Curry off his stride too much. He knocked down five of eight three-pointers and went nine for 15 overall.
However, ahead of game three at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, if the swelling was to get any worse Curry would consider draining it.
"It's something I'll just pay attention to the next 48 hours until we leave for OKC and the swelling goes down," he said. "I should be all right. I think that's kind of not as invasive a procedure, if necessary. Either way, I'll be fine."
When his coach Steve Kerr was asked if he was worried about the latest knock his franchise player had taken, the Coach of the Year responded in a joking, nonchalant manner.
"I did not even notice the knot on his elbow," Kerr said, "so I have no concern over it."