Golden State Warriors injury report for San Antonio Spurs game: Curry out
News from the Warriors was that Steph Curry will be back in time for the NBA playoffs after suffering an ankle injury, but he is not ready quite yet.
Golden State are still holding strong in the Western Conference sitting just a half game behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the second seed in the playoffs. They have had Steph Curry to carry them throughout the season, despite the Warriors battling their fair share of injuries.
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Steph sidelined for the weeks to come
Tonight against the Spurs, and for at least a few more weeks it will be the Warriors having to stay afloat in the race for second in the West without Curry who was injured in a in a 110-88 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Curry was involved in a collision with Marcus Smart, who dove for a loose ball and rolled over the foot of Golden State’s sharp shooter. Curry left the game and did not return and has since been diagnosed with a mild foot sprain.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was not pleased with the effort play made by Smart, and let the Celtics forward know his feelings after seeing his star limp off the court.
Draymond defends Smart
When asked if the play Smart made on Curry was dirty, Draymond Green replied, “I’d expect Marcus Smart to make that play, he plays hard,” Green said. “I can’t call that a dirty play as unfortunate as it is. If it was a dirty play, I would have went and dove into his head. I had a pretty great look on the play, I was right up top. Maybe unnecessary, but that’s the most I can call it.”
Golden State has had very little time with their “Big Three” healthy and together since Klay Thompson returned from back-to-back devastating injuries that kept him sidelined for over two years.
Thompson made his long awaited return on January 10th, and while Green started that game, it was purely ceremonial. He wanted to a part of Thompson’s big night, despite suffering a back injury early that week. He was on the court for tip off and then promptly taken out by Steve Kerr.
Warriors Big Three: just five quarters together this year
Green made his return from his back injury on March 14th in a 126-112 win over the Washington Wizards. In the very next game Curry suffered his foot sprain in the second quarter, so the Warriors Big Three have been on the floor for a total of five quarters and some change.
While no structural damage appeared on Curry’s MRI, he is scheduled to be reevaluated in two weeks.
Nemanja Bjelica and Andrew Wiggins have also been listed as questionable coming into tonight’s game against San Antonio.