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OAKLAND – After evaluating Stephen Curry’s tweaked right ankle Tuesday, the Warriors determined that he will miss at least four more games before being re-evaluated on March 20, including games against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Sacramento on Friday, Phoenix on March 17 and San Antonio on March 19.

The soonest Curry could return would be against the Atlanta Hawks on March 23.

The Warriors are being cautious with Curry, according to a Warriors’ spokesperson. The Warriors’ starting point guard, who turns 30 on Wednesday, was seen dancing at his birthday party in San Francisco on Monday evening in multiple videos that were posted on social media.

Curry suffered the ankle tweak with 9:38 left in the first quarter in a game against the Spurs on March 8. He limped to the bench and eventually went to the locker room to undergo functionality tests. Curry wanted to keep playing. But the Warriors overruled him.

Curry didn’t travel with the Warriors for their next two road games against Portland and Minnesota. They lost both games, falling to the Trail Blazers, 125-108, and the Timberwolves, 109-103.

This is the fourth time this season that Curry has suffered a right ankle injury. He missed 11 games after sustaining a right ankle sprain on Dec. 4. Shortly after returning to the court, he re-aggravated the ankle after slipping during a shootaround on Jan. 10 and missed another two games. Curry then tweaked his right ankle two weeks ago after stepping on Zaza Pachulia’s foot.

Curry, a two-time Most Valuable Player, is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds a game.

It’s a tough break for the Warriors (51-16), who are in second place in the Western Conference, two games behind the first-place Houston …read more

Source:: East Bay – Sports


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