Second, can the Warriors thrive without Curry? Durant led the way, scoring 12 points in the final 4:24.
On Thursday night against the Spurs, Curry rolled his ankle once again following a blocked layup. They've said time and again that their main goal is simply to go into the playoffs healthy and playing well, with the No. 1 seed out West being a distant third on the priority list.
It's a familiar position for this Warriors team, but one that, after the years Curry spent dealing with one of these sprains after another, both he and the Warriors had hoped was in the past.
As for Curry, he limped back to the court without any assistance after his awkward landing.More news: Collin Sexton could carry Alabama far this postseason
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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. There is no timetable for his return yet, but rest assured the Warriors will be overly cautious with Curry. The Warriors then determined midway through the second quarter that Curry would not return.
Curry makes the Warriors a special team.
Don't cry for the Warriors, though, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Thursday. The students will be from California's 17th congressional district, which represents areas in Silicon Valley.
"We got to be careful with it", Kerr said. He also missed over three weeks of action in December after suffering a sprain in New Orleans.
"He said [this ankle turn] was a little bit like the Atlanta one", Kerr said. "I haven't heard of anything like this before but I don't think it will keep him out too long and hopefully it gets resolved".