Warriors vs. Spurs Highlights, Steph Curry Injures Ankle, Durant Drops 37
Mar 10 2018
The reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors took care of the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, defeating the former Western Conference powerhouse 110-107 at Oracle Arena. The five-time All-Star dashed into the lane against Dejounte Murray and LaMarcus Aldridge, was fouled on a layup attempt and rolled his ankle near the basketball stanchion when he stepped awkwardly after landing. 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.
Steph Curry said a variety of reasons are keeping him out from the Olympics, including some injuries.
Golden State remains just half-a-game back of the Rockets for the best record in the National Basketball Association heading into a tough one Friday vs. the Trail Blazers (winners of eight in a row, and sitting at home rested for this one). Kevin Durant's arrival gave Golden State four of the 15 best players in the league - an unprecedented amount of talent in its prime on one team in the sport's modern era. There is no timetable for his return yet, but rest assured the Warriors will be overly cautious with Curry. He returned to that game but wound up exiting later in the second half. Portland last played on Tuesday when it smoked the New York Knicks 111-87 behind 37 points from Lillard, who's averaging 35.4 points in his last 10 games.
"He won't play tomorrow", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr told reporters, referring to Friday night's game in Portland, "and we'll just take it day-by-day". He finished the night with two points in two minutes on Thursday.
"I'm impressed with the youth movement that's going on in our country right now", Kerr said. Warriors second-year guard Patrick McCaw will continue to wear a light brace on his injured left wrist for at least another week.