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Injuries change complexion of NBA playoffs

Stephen Curry

It’s so unfortunate. All we wanted was to see the team with the greatest record in NBA history chase a second-straight championship against some other top-notch teams with stars and championship hopes.

But we are not getting that now.

Stephen Curry’s freak injury after slipping on water and then Chris Paul’s freak broken hand and Blake Griffin’s quad injury have changed the complexion of this postseason.

With a 3-1 lead over the Houston Rockets, the Golden State Warriors seem like a lock to win that series, but we thought we were going to get the Warriors vs. the Clippers and their big three. But now we don’t even know if the Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers with Paul’s postseason finished. So misfortune has robbed us of a great Warriors at their best against a great Clippers team.

If the Warriors end up playing the San Antonio Spurs and would lose to them in the Western Conference finals, there is always a huge excuse now. Same goes for if they make the finals and meet what looks to be the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Curry still may come back, but the playoffs have changed now.

At least the Spurs sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunders’ dominance of the Dallas Mavericks sets up an intriguing series between another team with one of the greatest records in history against a team with two of the biggest stars in the league.

Cleveland is the only team in the East to sweep their first round opponent; quickly getting by the Detroit Pistons. The Raptors and Pacers are locked into a series that seems destined to go to a seventh game, as are the Hawks and Celtics. The Heat should be up more on the Hornets, but Charlotte has managed to fight back to even the series at 2-2.

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