Warriors' Stephen Curry Out at Least Three Weeks With Knee Sprain
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Mar 25, 2018,
Mar 25, 2018, 0:33
Durant is still recovering from a broken rib and Thompson has a fractured right thumb.
We're only a few seasons removed from Curry's massive ankle injury and the many minor ankle tweaks that surrounded it. After returning for the third game of that series, he slipped on a wet spot on the court in Houston and sprained his MCL.
That disappointing result was the catalyst for the Warriors going all-in on Durant that summer.
Golden State is calling it an MCL sprain, but Curry is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday.
Curry suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, his first game back after missing six games with a right ankle sprain.
He appeared to have fully recovered from that injury, scoring 29 points in 25 minutes against the Hawks before McGee fell back onto his left leg in his latest mishap. Curry was 1-6 from the floor in the first quarter.
While Curry did not address the media, the superstar point guard appeared to be in good spirits while walking out of the locker room with his wife, Ayesha Curry, by his side, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.
Needless to say, if there's a tear, Curry's season would be in doubt. He has participated fully in Golden State's past two practices with no issues.
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Rose's playing partner Woods also clawed his way back into the tournament with a 69 and at seven under lurks ominously. He had only two birdie chances inside 30 feet on the back nine (he started on No. 10), and those were from 18 feet.
Just one game removed from their dramatic last-minute come-from-behind victory over the Thunder earlier this week, Marcus Morris again led the way with 30 points on nine-of-13 shooting including five of six from beyond the arc.
In obvious pain, Curry limped to the bench and subsequently to the locker room, and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game.
For the majority of the opening three quarters, Curry was his typical brilliant self in Golden State's 106-94 win. All four of the Warriors' four All-Stars are now injured, and the injuries don't stop there.
The Warriors essentially are locked into the Western Conference's No. 2 seed behind the Rockets, thus giving them the opportunity to rest Curry as much as needed without worrying about affecting their playoff positioning.
It's unlikely the Warriors would have that smooth of a trip through the postseason this year, even if they were fully healthy.
Troy Daniels had a team-high 20 points for the Suns, who remained tied with Memphis for the fewest wins in the National Basketball Association with 19. They haven't won at Oracle Arena since February 25, 2011. He rehabs his ankle for the last couple of weeks, gets that strong, and then the knee goes.
Assuming they do, they'll remain the favorites to win this year's title.