Golden State Warriors: Latest injury update vs. Nets

Golden State Warriors, (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Stephen Curry remains off the Golden State Warriors injury list prior to the team’s home game vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

Golden State Warriors fans can breathe a little easier: Stephen Curry is expected to play at Oracle Arena this Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets despite tweaking his ankle last Friday in Atlanta.

To recap: the 2-time NBA MVP, 2-time NBA champion and 5-time NBA All-Star suffered the aforementioned injury while attempting to contest a shot in the paint, rolling his ankle after landing on Zaza Pachulia‘s left foot in the first quarter.

Curry opted to stay in the game despite the ankle scare, scoring 15 points in the latter half of the second quarter. He was eventually held out after the team’s head trainer, Chelsea Lane, noticed early in the third quarter that Curry was dealing with a slight limp.

“He tweaked his ankle. It was his right ankle. He was limping a little bit,” Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. “He wanted to stay in, but we didn’t want to let him stay in, just because of the potential for it to get worse.”

While shutting Curry down in the second half was merely a precautionary decision, the Warriors thankfully had about four days off for him to recover. He remains off the injury list going into Tuesday night, which proves that the injury was in no way too serious.

Jordan Bell is listed as probable against the Nets due to a lower back strain. He’s been incredibly busy since returning from his left leg injury, which he suffered early in the team’s game in Chicago back in January.

Bell’s lower back strain follows a small stint with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, during which he helped the Sea Dubs to a win over the Memphis Hustle. He posted 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and one block on 7-of-9 shooting.

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Patrick McCaw is the only player listed out of commission going into Tuesday. He’s missed the past six games due to a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist.