Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Golden State Warriors Look to Extend Win Streak in Portland

Golden State Warriors Look to Extend Win Streak in Portland

Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry rolled his ankle in the first quarter of Thursday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

It doesn't sound too serious, but given his history of ankle injuries, the Warriors will play things safe and have him rest at home during their two-game road trip. The aging stars on the roster don't have enough game to do it either (when they are healthy enough to play).

Durant finished with a game-high 37 points for the Warriors, who beat the Spurs for the third straight time this season and fourth straight time overall. The Davidson grad tweaked the ankle last week but did not miss any time because they had an extended period of time off between games.

As the motor of this team, Green is averaging 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game - numbers very consistent with the ones from last season, despite shooting a better percentage from the floor. Worse than losing the race for the top seed in the Western Conference to a red-hot Houston Rocket team.

The Spurs rank 11th in second chance points per game (12.8) while the Warriors rank 29th in second chance points allowed per game (13.6).

Via @DailyNBAFantasy
Via @DailyNBAFantasy

Golden State, the perennial championship favorite, no longer bothers with the regular season.

And Curry is not alone on the Warriors' injury report.

Curry scored two points in two minutes against the Spurs.

Australian-born Kyrie Irving had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Al Horford added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Celtics. Curry left the arena Thursday night wearing regular shoes, a positive sign about his ability to get back on the court soon.

Before missing Tuesday's game against Brooklyn with that arm cyst, West, 37, was testing the limits of his prime in his 15th National Basketball Association season. The Warriors then immediately yanked Curry out for Cook. The Warriors then determined midway through the second quarter that Curry would not return. Warriors reserve forward Andre Iguodala missed Thursday's game because of a left wrist sprain. I got fouled on the 3-pointer, and I think that's what got me going.

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