Draymond Green steps up after Stephen Curry sustains ankle injury

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John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors pulled out a hard-fought 110-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night but the victory came at a cost.

It is the fourth time that Stephen Curry has injured his ankle this season. The Davidson grad tweaked the ankle last week but did not miss any time because they had an extended period of time off between games. Curry is averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists in his ninth season with the Warriors. The Warriors then committed a foul to allow Curry to be subbed out.

Golden State is 51-14, now in second in the Western Conference behind the Houston Rockets. The two-time MVP's recurring ankle issues could be the Golden State Warriors' biggest obstacle in the way of winning another National Basketball Association title.

The reigning Finals MVP posted 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and nearly single-handedly led the Warriors' fourth-quarter rally past San Antonio.

He's averaging 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists a game.

The team is likely going to handle Curry with extreme caution with 17 games left before the playoffs.

After the injury, Curry was taken to the locker room for further evaluation. Golden State covered as a 10-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 227 points, which was 8.5 points above the projected point total of 218.5 points. When Golden State (51-14) faces the Blazers, Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain) and David West (right arm cyst) will be doubtful and Curry, Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain) and Patrick McCaw (left wrist fracture) will not play. He needs one more 3-pointer to reach 200 or more 3s for the sixth straight season, which would tie Curry for an National Basketball Association record of most such seasons - and also for doing it in successive years.

The Warriors announced in the second quarter that Curry would not return.

From there, Durant scored 12 consecutive points in two minutes and 22 seconds to tie the game at 105-105.

This is not as severe as the December injury, but he's going to miss time.

Kerr initially said Curry will travel with the team to Portland but that changed soon after. "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".

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