Stephen Curry is recovering from injuries after tumbling over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
As the Golden State Warriors star remained on the ground, lying on his stomach, the crowd went silent. But when he walked off on his own to the locker room instead of using the stretcher brought on the court for him, fans broke into rapturous applause.
ESPN reports Curry was later diagnosed with a head contusion.
Despite the nasty fall and the injury, Curry was able to return and finished the game with 23 points and four assists in 31 minutes as his team lost to the Rockets 128-115.
The resilient player later told reporters that he was “relatively OK.”