HOUSTON — Stephen Curry, who returned to action Sunday after missing the past two games with a sprained right ankle, sprained his knee at the end of the first half of Game 4, and the team ruled him out just after the second half began.
He returned to the court after halftime and moved laterally in a test of the joint, but he stopped and shook his head toward the bench. Shortly thereafter, he headed back to the locker room, with Shaun Livingston taking his spot in the starting lineup.
Curry had six points on 2-of-9 shooting, including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line.
It appeared that Curry slipped on a wet spot, started when Houston’s Donatas Motiejunas slid across the court for a few yards near the 3-point circle.