Without Curry, Warriors look to continue win streak against Timberwolves
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 12, 2018,
Mar 12, 2018, 4:36
Stephen Curry's ankles have been an issue this season - he sprained one back on December 4 and missed much of that month getting healthy. Curry is averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists in his ninth season with the Warriors.
Most nights during the 2017-18 campaign the Warriors enter as double-digit favorites and talent their way to a win against an inferior opponent.
"We still have three All-Stars when Steph goes down", Kerr said after the game (ESPN).
Brown did not return to the game after that but Tweeted this after. Durant finished with a full stat line of 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks on the night.
The two-time NBA MVP drove to the basket two minutes into the game, went up for a contested layup, got fouled and landed awkwardly.
Curry twisted his right ankle in the first quarter and was able to remain on the court for two free throws but was then subbed out and never returned. The OVER is 8-2 in San Antonio's last 10 games.
San Antonio avoided disaster after LaMarcus Aldridge left last Wednesday's game with an ankle injury. Gibson also adds another big body in the paint to help the Timberwolves crash the boards for second-chance opportunities. But this Thursday night on the road with a battered up team isn't likely to be the spot that the Spurs snap their losing streak against the Warriors.
Despite their successes in those seasons, there is something missing from Durant and Curry's resumes as all-time great shooters: A follow-up. Set your alarms early, the two teams will tipoff at 12:30 p.m. PT. While Kerr listed Iguodala as questionable for Friday's game in Portland, Kerr said West will see multiple doctors for further evaluation. "I just want to support the kids and open the dialogue and be part of it".
Reserve center David West missed his second straight game with an infected cyst in his right arm.
"He said [this ankle turn] was a little bit like the Atlanta one", Kerr said.
The All-Star won't travel with the team to Portland, and as a precaution he'll be held out of Sunday's game, giving him almost a full week of rest before a potential return Wednesday, when the Warriors return home to host the Lakers. The Warriors plan to reevaluate Bell next Tuesday.