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Stephen Curry injures right ankle, ruled out for 2-game road trip

March 24 2018, 07:42 | Van Peters

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The star guard, who missed most of December with a right ankle sprain, tweaked the injury just over two minutes into the 110-107 victory against the Spurs.

Durant is as consistent a free throw shooter as they come, but that might end up hurting him.

A recent rash of injuries left the Warriors thin coming into Thursday - but then it turned into a full-blown epidemic.

It's also not something where we're going to say, 'Steph is out, it's over. "We have so much talent, we can afford to miss one of our main guys". After tweaking his ankle Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs, head coach Steve Kerr would rule him out.

Bryn Forbes' 3-point try from the top to tie it hit the front rim as the final buzzer sounded. "I probably shouldn't have said anything (to media) in the first place". "I tried to press go and shoot every time, not bad shots". Jusuf Nurkic had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season.

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Durant finished with a game-high 37 points for the Warriors, who beat the Spurs for the third straight time this season and fourth straight time overall. He can afford to take his time getting healthy. The Warriors have been playing well lately but they're just not almost as potent without Curry as they couldn't beat the Trailblazers despite 40 points from Durant.

Back-to-back Spurs dunks put San Antonio ahead 101-93 with 4:44 remaining before the Warriors mounted quite a comeback. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Warriors - along with the the San Antonio Spurs (18 seasons, 1999-2016) and the Los Angeles Clippers (5 seasons, 2012-2016) - own the longest active streak of 50-win seasons. Steph Curry went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter.

Curry performed functionality tests in the locker room but the Warriors made a decision to keep him out of the game with what they called a tweaked right ankle. He won't play Saturday at Portland.

Quinn Cook was forced into the starting lineup in Curry's absence and scored 8 points with 0 assists while playing 30 minutes in Portland.

As Slater points out in the tweet above, it's not this particular ankle roll that is concerning for Curry and the Warriors, or any single ankle roll for that matter.

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