Here is the opening to my column on Game 4 between the Warriors and Spurs:

OAKLAND – After the Warriors lost to the Spurs on Friday night, going down 2-1 in their semifinal series, and after Stephen Curry sprained his left ankle and limped off the court, he did what any normal, reasonable young man would do. He phoned his mom.

“She’s my voice of reason,” he said after the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 on Mother’s Day, and tied the series at two apiece. “I was trying to vent my frustration. It seems like every time I feel somewhat healthy there’s a setback.”

What wisdom did Mom impart to her kid?

“It will battle test you,” she said.

That meant something like, “Stop complaining and play.”

To read the full column click here.