The Golden State Warriors fell apart in a surprising 118-112 loss to a James Harden-less Houston Rockets team on Saturday, Feb. 23. Chris Paul led Houston with 23 points, 17 assists, and five rebounds in Golden State’s home loss.
Golden State may have underestimated Houston without Harden, but part of the loss was possibly from Draymond Green’s absence.
Green sprained his left ankle early in the fourth quarter after stepping on teammate DeMarcus Cousins’ foot. Green winced in pain in front of Golden State’s bench and was immediately taken to the locker room.
Weird. Draymond in a lot of pain after simply stepping on Cousins’ foot. He didn’t twist the ankle at all… pic.twitter.com/1EhOeGMdSR
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 24, 2019
As seen in the video, there was no twist before Green’s injury making Golden State unsure with what they’re dealing with. The team is unsure how long they will be without the former All-Star forward.
Teammate Kevin Durant, though, hopes Green will be back for the playoffs.
Kevin Durant asked about any concern regarding the Draymond Green ankle sprain: “I mean, he’ll be back for the playoffs. That’s the only thing we worry about here, right?” pic.twitter.com/9xiMAOUyXO
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 24, 2019