Stephen Curry to Sit Out vs. Trail Blazers, Timberwolves with Ankle Injury

The nine-year veteran has had a long history of ankle injuries, including an ankle injury that sidelined him for a stretch of 13 games earlier this season.

He will remain behind as the Warriors prepare for road games against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

Stephen Curry rolls ankle, will miss a couple of games, Warriors roll on to beat Spurs anyway.

Quinn Cook was forced into the starting lineup in Curry's absence and scored 8 points with 0 assists while playing 30 minutes in Portland. San Antonio's offense disappeared when they needed it most while Durant led the Warriors on a 17-6 in the final minutes of the game to secure Golden State's 51st win of the season.

While the Warriors have the offensive depth to withstand the loss of Curry, the Timberwolves are still trying to find their sea legs without Butler, who averages 22.2 points. The Rockets really are looking like a true threat to the Warriors, and you'd like to be the team with home-court advantage in that series. That's mostly due to an extremely slow start to the season; Durant shot just 4.8 free throws per game through the first two months. "I tried to press go and shoot every time, not bad shots". The Warriors then determined midway through the second quarter that Curry would not return.

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And the energy fell even further as a collective groan left the lips of Oracle when Curry was fouled going up for a fastbreak score and limped straight into the tunnel.

"I actually like when we have to sit somebody", Kerr said.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points to lead the Spurs, who were without a star of their own after starting center Pau Gasol sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder late against Memphis on Monday. In January, Durant finished with a triple-double performance and the Warriors hit 21 3-pointers that made the ultimate difference in the game.

Warriors Off Court is available on iTunes and other podcast apps. "He wanted to lobby to come back in the game, but we wouldn't let him". Now used to the open looks that seemed to throw him off during his first season in Golden State (37.5 percent), Durant is up to a career-high 43.1 percent. Warriors reserve forward Andre Iguodala missed Thursday's game because of a left wrist sprain.

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