Curry returned for Game 4 of the playoff series after missing the last two games with a right ankle sprain, but he injured his knee on the final play of the first half and sat out the second half.
The San Antonio Spurs swept their way into the Western Conference semifinals over the Memphis Grizzlies, perhaps the most injury-depleted team ever in the N.B.A. playoffs.
When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept Boston in the first round of last year’s playoffs, their championship hopes had already taken a major hit because of an injury to Kevin Love.
With the ebb and flow to the NBA playoffs, momentum can quickly shift.
The San Antonio Spurs know they didn’t face a fair fight in the first-round of the playoffs, so they took what they could in sweeping an injury-depleted opponent.
The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Byron Scott on Sunday after he oversaw the two worst seasons in franchise history, clearing the way for a continued rebuild after the retirement of all-time great Kobe Bryant.
Kyrie Irving made big shots, defended tenaciously and then waved goodbye to the Detroit fans.