Stephen Curry suddenly felt pain.
Back in 2010, Curry needed surgery to fix the ligaments after rolling his ankle multiple times during the season.
The nervous fans recognized that the severity of Curry's latest ankle injury was far more important than the outcome of Thursday's game.
The reigning Finals MVP posted 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and nearly single-handedly led the Warriors' fourth-quarter rally past San Antonio. Even Warriors reserve got in on the action with an unexpected one-handed dunk.
Curry came down on his right ankle in an awkward way, and he went skipping past photographer's row and almost into the tunnel. Jordan Bell left the last game with an ankle injury and is expected to miss tonight's game.
Curry performed functionality tests in the locker room but the Warriors chose to keep him out of the game with what they called a tweaked right ankle.
And Curry is not alone on the Warriors' injury report.
Curry entered Friday's contest averaging 26.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 49 games played for the 50-14 Warriors. They shot a 3, and we fouled Durant.
Green threw Aldridge off his game down the stretch, holding the Spurs' superstar forward, who had a team-high 30 points, to just six points in the fourth quarter. And the Spurs posted 56 points in the paint and 21 second-chance points.
The Warriors have been very cautious this season as they are trying to maintain their health for the playoffs. They limited their turnovers (10).
Curry makes the Warriors a special team. And they exerted their energy level. The Warriors then immediately yanked Curry out for Cook.
By managing to hold off the Spurs without Curry, the Warriors won their seventh straight game and are now a half-game behind the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Without Curry, the Warriors traded blows with one of the their biggest nemeses.
Kerr set for discussion: Kerr is set to participate Monday in a town-hall-style discussion on gun violence with U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, and high school students at Newark Memorial High School. The students will be from California's 17th congressional district, which represents areas in Silicon Valley.
Kerr is right, of course. "Not good enough. I think we just have to learn from our mistakes at some point".
UPDATE: The Warriors are wisely having Curry sit out at least the next two games (at Portland and at Minnesota). He re-injured the ankle the following year, which required a second surgery in a 13-month span.
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