OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry left early in the first quarter of the Warriors’ 110-107 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night after tweaking his right ankle.
After a thorough evaluation, the Warriors decided not to let Curry return to action.
Two minutes into the quarter, Curry was fouled by Spurs guard Dejounte Murray on a layup attempt and came down awkwardly on his right foot. Curry’s momentum carried the hobbling guard into the tunnel behind the basket. Once he was able to stop, he bent over in pain to tend to his ankle.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr called a timeout after seeing the sharpshooter limping noticeably. When the timeout concluded, Curry took the court to shoot and make his two free throws. The Warriors then committed a foul to allow Curry to get subbed out for further examination in the locker room.
Curry had his ankle retaped and performed functionality tests, but the organization decided to exercise caution.
It’s the same ankle he tweaked six days ago in Atlanta. Benefiting from three days in between games, he was able to play against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Curry scored two points in two minutes versus the Spurs. Golden State visits the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday for the second game of a back-to-back.
The two-time MVP also missed three weeks in December after spraining his left ankle.
On the season, he is averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists.