Curry had just turned his right ankle after driving to the basket, eliciting concern on his potential long term health. Now they have to hope his ankles will allow them to be that special team again when it matters.
Golden State embarks on a two-game road trip next with a stop in Portland to play the Trail Blazers Friday night. The earliest he could return is Wednesday against the Lakers. The report added that Curry re-injured the same ankle he tweaked in Atlanta almost a week back. "Just by that reaction that he had tonight, it was kind of a worry".
For one night, though, the Warriors adjusted fine without Curry. There were 13 ties and seven lead changes. And, right on cue, Durant scored 14 straight points, and 15 of Golden State's final 17, on Thursday night to give the Warriors a seventh straight win.
Golden State, the perennial championship favorite, no longer bothers with the regular season. When the timeout concluded, Curry took the court to shoot and make his two free throws.More news: Marvel Studios head confirms 'Black Panther' will be getting a sequel. Duh
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So he pitched in everywhere, getting team-highs in rebounds (12) and assists (10), while scoring 11 points, playing smothering defense and also getting two steals and two blocked shots in the Warriors' 110-107 win.
"A guy goes down, I'm one of the All-Stars on this team, it's my responsibility to step up", Green said.
Dub Nation is certainly in prayer mood right now, and if Curry is done for the rest of the season, it may put their dreams of repeating as champions in serious doubt. 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. Five games into his return, Curry slipped at a shootaround, re-sprained his right ankle and missed two more games. He initially sprained his right ankle on December 4 in New Orleans before sitting out for 11 games. Benefiting from three days in between games, he was able to play against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Can San Antonio defeat this team for the first time this season? "Who doesn't want to be the No. 1 seed?"
"I'm not thinking about the No. 1 seed", Kerr said.