After a disastrous first quarter, a 10-point deficit seemed to be 10 zillion light years away.
The fact that the Golden State Warriors are even within striking distance of the Houston Rockets at halftime is remarkable and a lot of that is due to the second quarter performance of Klay Thompson, who had all of his game-high 16 points in the second quarter to help his team head into halftime down just 69-59.
Klay Thompson's second quarter shot chart.
But of far greater concern than what's on the scoreboard — or even a single win in a seven-game series in which the Warriors have a 3-0 lead — is the health of 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who suffered a head contusion after a hard fall trying to defend a Trevor Ariza layup in transition. Curry is questionable to return tonight, but at this point — especially in a time when there has been more attention than ever given to head injuries — we have to be most concerned about his health beyond tonight's game.
For more on the game, check out our Game 4 storystream.