Stephen Curry leaves game after nasty fall, returns later

The reigning NBA regular season MVP took a scary fall during the second quarter of Game 4.
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By Gordon Dixon

The Rockets jumped out to a big lead on the Warriors Sunday night, sending fans at Toyota Center into hysterics. However, the mood suddenly changed during the second quarter.

Curry left his feet and awkwardly fell to the ground on his shoulder/back after tumbling over Trevor Ariza. He laid on the floor for several minutes as he was tended to by members of the medical staff while teammates looked on, obviously concerned. Curry was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, where he was joined by general manager Bob Myers and father Dell.

[click here to see video of Curry's fall]

Thankfully, after being diagnosed with a head contusion, Curry was able to return midway through the third quarter.

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