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Monday, June 17, 2019

Austin Rivers nailed by Draymond Green screen at end of Game 3

Austin Rivers

The Houston Rockets were unable to celebrate their Game 3 win over the Golden State Warriors in their Western Conference semifinals Saturday right away due to their concern over a potential injury to Austin Rivers.

Rivers was leveled on a screen by Draymond Green on the play where Steph Curry blew his dunk in the final 20 seconds.

When the clock ran out on the Rockets’ 126-121 win, Rivers was down on the court and receiving attention from the team’s trainer.

Despite the scare, Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Rivers was “OK” and just thrown off by being blindsided.

Rivers had 8 points and 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. He’ll have a day off to recover before Monday’s Game 4.



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