The Golden State Warriors are fighting to try and regain the West’s top seed, but they’ll have to do it shorthanded. Stephen Curry twisted his ankle during Thursday’s 110-107 victory against the San Antonio Spurs, and did not travel with the team after the game.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr just said Stephen Curry (ankle) is missing the game in Portland tomorrow and Minnesota on Sunday. The NBA All-Star won't be with the team at all during the two-game trip. https://t.co/A7PVQIduap— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 9, 2018
The timetable for Curry changed pretty quickly after the game. Initially, Golden State said he would be traveling with the team to face the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. That quickly changed to staying home for a day, and meeting the team when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, before the Warriors finally decided to just keep him home for the two-game road trip.
After Sunday’s game in Minnesota, the Warriors will return home, and both players will be further evaluated. They have two off days before hosting the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Curry back in the lineup for that one.
As far as other injuries are concerned, Patrick McCaw is progressing, but still a ways away from returning to the team. He is working on conditioning, but is still about a week away from removing his wrist brace.
Patrick McCaw has worn a light brace on his left wrist since Monday. He said plan is for him to have brace on for another week while he still does conditioning drills.— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 9, 2018
Just get healthy by the playoffs, Dubs. That’s all we ask!