With a 120-90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, it appears the Golden State Warriors briefly forgot themselves as their MVP forgot his form. Stephen Curry had another substandard game, and the Warriors fell behind quickly, unable to right themselves against a galvanized foe.
Wednesday’s Game 3 was something of a reversal from last season, as a desperate Cavs team went small and kept its season alive. Cleveland started the game with Richard Jefferson in place of the concussed Kevin Love — a move that might just be prudent, whether Love is healthy or not. The Warriors, somewhat stubbornly, stayed big with Andrew Bogut at center.
Source: Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN