Kevin Durant wore his sheriff badge once inserted into the game at the 7:03 marks of the fourth quarter, helping his Golden State Warriors rally from a three-point deficit and draining shot after shot in a gutty 110-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
As aptly described by ESPN, Curry suffered the injury after being fouled by Spurs guard Dejounte Murray while attempting a layup.
The Warriors will head to Portland to take on the red-hot Trail Blazers who beat them in the game before the All-Star break.
Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and nearly single-handedly led the undermanned defending champions' fourth-quarter rally past the San Antonio Spurs for a 110-107 win Thursday night after Curry went down early. The team ruled him out of the game soon after.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Steve Kerr chuckled not about Stephen Curry's latest ankle trouble but just how good the Golden State Warriors can be without their two-time MVP.
They may play two completely different sports across the Atlantic but Stephen Curry sees a lot of similarities between himself and Lionel Messi.
Curry had just turned his right ankle after driving to the basket, eliciting concern on his potential long term health. 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.
Curry also hurt his right ankle last week. He went 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, providing the Warriors with an inspired outing. Draymond Green recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two blocks.
Golden State opened as an 11.5-point favorite before the hook was dropped, while the total has been bet up from 218 points. While they are still a half-game behind the Houston Rockets in the race for the Western Conference's No. 1 seed, they are a comfortable 12 games ahead of third-seeded Portland.
It doesn't sound too serious, but given his history of ankle injuries, the Warriors will play things safe and have him rest at home during their two-game road trip.