Warriors: Steph Curry Will Not Play in Portland on Friday Night

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 8: Stephen Curry
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 8: Stephen Curry /

Steve Kerr wasted no time in declaring Steph Curry’s status for Friday night’s game in Portland as he addressed it in Thursday night’s postgame press conference.

Steph Curry rolled his ankle fairly severely in the first quarter of Thursday night’s victory over the Spurs. The Warriors called timeout after the play to give him some time to walk it off, but he continued to limp as he stepped up to the free throw line to take two shots.

Curry exited the game immediately after the free throws and was not seen for the rest of the game.

Steve Kerr said that Curry will travel to Portland on Friday as the Warriors finish off a difficult back-to-back set against the Blazers, but he acknowledged that Steph will not play.

Curry’s ankle injuries had been a major problem early in his career, but hard work and great treatment had made those a thing of the past entering this year. However, Curry has had some bad luck with those pesky ankles this season.

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He rolled his right ankle severely in a game against the Pelicans on December 4th, which kept him out for nearly a month. Curry enjoyed a hot stretch of play upon his return before he injured his right ankle again after slipping during a shootaround on January 10th. That ankle sprain kept him out of two games before he could return to the floor.

Curry rolled his ankle again in a game against Atlanta on March 2nd, but he returned to the game and put in a spectacular performance before he was sat down.

I’d expect the Warriors to be extremely cautious with Curry’s most recent rolled ankle and prioritize his health over chasing Houston for the top seed.

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