Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Stephen Curry leaves game vs. Spurs with ankle injury

Stephen Curry leaves game vs. Spurs with ankle injury

Golden State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.633 (above their season average of 0.581). Remember, Curry had surgery on his right ankle to fix torn ligaments in May of 2011. The worries became pronounced when Curry hunched over more in pain. Fortunately for the Warriors, they relied on plenty of depth in Kevin Durant's productivity (37 points), JaVale McGee's highlight reels and energy (13 points), Nick Young's sharp shooting (12 points ) and Draymond Green's versatility (11 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists). They are not concerned about the potential of having to travel to Houston at the start of what everyone hopes is the conference finals, a series that has - at least on paper - the potential to be an all-time classic, and one that some even think the Warriors could lose.

This posed two questions that do not have immediate answers. If that wasn't enough, the Warriors will likely be without Curry, who suffered yet another ankle injury. I thought we actually played all right for most of the game. These have impacted the team in nearly every game this season, and will do so, again, vs. the Warriors.

The Warriors rank 12th in three pointers attempted per game (29.7) while the Spurs rank 27th (24.4). Green also converted on a layup that gave the Warriors a 107-105 lead with 1:32 remaining.

Golden State is 50-14 SU, but they have trouble covering the spread (27-34-3 ATS).

Australian-born Kyrie Irving had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Al Horford added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Celtics. He was replaced by two-way guard Quinn Cook. And the Spurs posted 56 points in the paint and 21 second-chance points.

It's not the tweet that Dub Nation wanted to see, especially given the history of ankle trouble that Curry has had to deal was a simple, routine fast break for the Warriors, with Steph getting a step ahead of the Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray. They limited their turnovers (10).

With Curry on the floor, the Warriors are scoring 120.7 points per 100 possessions, according to's stats page, an absurd number that is almost seven points higher than the team's league-leading 113.9 points per 100 possessions - a mark that would make the Warriors the greatest offense in NBA history if it holds up.

As for Curry, he limped back to the court without any assistance after his awkward landing.

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