Since we already determined that Shaun Livingston deliberately sabotaged Curry’s ankles with a miniature hammer and chisel, is it wrong to blame Livingston for this loss? If we’re being honest with ourselves, there’s no way the Warriors lose this game or any other game if they have Curry available. But Livingston’s hubris has been his team’s downfall. He had a good game individually, but as a starter, he simply doesn’t elevate the team as much as his injured superstar teammate.
All he wanted was to be the starting PG on a championship team. The only way he could do that was to introduce hundreds of microfractures into Curry’s known-to-be-fragile ankles. Is that a crime? It might be, but you can’t blame a guy for injuring his teammates if his intentions are good. Especially when that guy has midrange jumpers that are perhaps even more unstoppable than Curry’s threes. Gameplan for game four: since the Warriors already play dirty, Livingston might as well just attack Patrick Beverley during a timeout with a baseball bat.