As expected, Kyle Lowry will be forced to watch his team from the sidelines for the second straight game.
The Raptors’ All-Star point guard has been ruled out for Sunday’s Game 4 showdown against the Cavs with a left ankle sprain, the team announced.
I was actually trying to talk, and spit it out, Curry said after the game.
If you’ve watched any Golden State game in recent years, you know that Curry loves his mouthguard. He chomps on it like he’s eating a tender steak, and it bothers a lot of people on social media. So without his chew toy, Curry noted that he does feel weird without it.
A reporter told him that he made a 3-pointer without it, to which Curry responded, Maybe I should get rid of it.
Curry was joking when he said that, because it’s pretty clear he will never get rid of his mouthguard. As he revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the oral accessory is a key component to Curry’s game, mostly as a mental aspect because, as he says, it calms me down.
X-factor: Welcome to the spotlight, Norman Powell. The second-year shooting guard, who was inserted into the starting lineup by Dwane Casey in Game 4, had quite possibly the best game of his young career, scoring 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Powell was a perfect 4 of 4 from beyond the arc and 5 of 5 at the free-throw line. He came into Game 5 averaging 9.7 points per game for the series, but he blew away any previous expectations and provided plenty of evidence for why he should continue to start.