Warriors' Stephen Curry leaves Spurs game with tweaked ankle


After Steph Curry tweaked his right ankle early in the first quarter of the Warriors game against San Antonio on Thursday, Draymond Green knew he needed to do something.

Head coach Steve Kerr confirmed after the contest that Curry will not travel with the team to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night and will also miss Sunday's clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In Thursday night's game, Curry was fouled by Spurs guard Dejounte Murray on a layup attempt two minutes into the game and came down awkwardly on his right foot. Stephen Curry's ankles have been an issue this season - he sprained one back on December 4 and missed much of that month getting healthy.

San Antonio avoided disaster after LaMarcus Aldridge left last Wednesday's game with an ankle injury.

The Warriors said they won't bother chasing the Houston Rockets in pursuit of the No. 1 seed, but they have won seven straight games, and the first one to falter will be the one sliding down that race. The two-time MVP's recurring ankle issues could be the Golden State Warriors' biggest obstacle in the way of winning another National Basketball Association title.

He's averaging 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists a game. He limped into the tunnel grimacing in pain and frustration, then initially stayed in the game to shoot free throws before heading to the locker room. If that wasn't enough, the Warriors will likely be without Curry, who suffered yet another ankle injury.

Curry would finish the game with just 2 points in 2 minutes of action. Quinn Cook could get some starts while Curry is out. They'd certainly like to not have to go through that again, and see Curry return as soon as possible.

A win in Portland on Friday night would be the most impressive victory of the season if this banged-up Warriors team can pull it off. Pau Gasol will miss tonight's game with a shoulder injury.

And Allen Crabbe scored 29 points as the visiting Brooklyn Nets snapped a 10-game road losing streak and beat the Charlotte Hornets 125-111. "He's one of the most competitive people I've ever been around and when he gets going like that defensively and he's all over the floor blocking shots, getting steals, yelling - That's when we're at our best".