Rockets fan’s sign piles on Warriors’ injury-ravaged roster
The Warriors have been decimated by injuries to their top players, and a Rockets fan brought a sign to the showdown between the two squads on Wednesday night that savagely makes note of Golden State’s sudden and stark lack of star power.
After losing Kevin Durant in free agency and Klay Thompson to a torn ACL that is expected to cost him the entire season before the 2019-20 campaign even started, Stephen Curry went down with a hand injury that will keep him off the court for months.
Making matters worse, the Warriors currently are without Draymond Green, who isn’t traveling with the team on their three-game road trip due to a finger injury. Then, DeAngelo Russell was declared out for Wednesday’s game against the Rockets due to an ankle issue.
Fans in visiting arenas have grown accustomed to watching the Warriors invade their turf with a superstar-studded lineup. That obviously was not the case on Wednesday night, as the Rockets fan’s sign cruelly highlighted.
This sign is cold pic.twitter.com/OFV3N3C3fE— ESPN (@espn) November 7, 2019
Game. Set. Match.
The Rockets unsurprisingly took care of business, beating the injury-decimated Warriors by a score of 129-112. In a way, the sign was metaphorically dancing on the Warriors dynasty’s grave.
That said, given how Golden State has dispatched Houston in the playoffs four of the past five seasons, it’s understandable that Rockets fans are reveling over how their longtime foil has fallen on such bad days.