Stephen Curry will miss at least another week because of his troublesome right ankle, which he re-injured last Thursday against San Antonio.
The Warriors said Tuesday their two-time MVP would be re-evaluated in a week. That means he will sit out the next four games — Tuesday at home against the Lakers, Friday at home against the Kings, then road games at Phoenix on Saturday and at San Antonio on Monday.
Curry rolled his ankle driving left for a layup at the 9:38 mark of the first quarter in the win against the Spurs.
Curry is enjoying one of his best seasons, averaging 26.3 points on 67.5 percent true shooting as the Warriors battle the Rockets for the NBA’s best record.
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The Warriors are optimistic they’ll have Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell back to face the Lakers. Both are listed as probable, meaning they’ll be available barring a setback during shootaround Wednesday morning.
The Warriors are effectively three games behind the Rockets and both teams have 15 games left to play. The Warriors have eight home games and seven road games remaining, while Houston, which owns the tie-breaker, has nine home games and six road games.
Golden State did not practice Tuesday as originally planned a day after the team celebrated Curry’s 30th birthday, which is actually Wednesday. Coach Steve Kerr was in attendance and even danced on stage with his players in social media videos that were shared of the festivities.
In his absence, the Warriors have lost back-to-back games to the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
However, Curry’s trainer does not think the injury is a big deal.
“[I’m] not very concerned in terms of it being a major injury or something that is going to prevent him from playing in the playoffs or anything like that,” Bandon Payne told 95.7 The Game Friday, via the Mercury News .
“It’s all small little tweaks. It’s nothing major.”
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