Durant saves Warriors after twisted ankle costs Curry

That was not the case Friday night when the Dubs traveled to Portland to play the scorching-hot Trail Blazers. We've seen Curry have recurring ankle issues before and he's needed surgery before his MVP run, so making sure he's 100 percent is easily the Warriors' top priority right now after his fourth right ankle issue since December. He limped into the tunnel grimacing in pain and frustration, then initially stayed in the game to shoot free throws before heading to the locker room. He had recently tweaked his ankle in the game against the Hawks.

Curry came down on his right ankle in an awkward way, and he went skipping past photographer's row and almost into the tunnel. Kerr is more concerned about health than the No. 1 seed now. Finally, the over is 6-1 in San Antonio's last seven games as well.

Quinn Cook was forced into the starting lineup in Curry's absence and scored 8 points with 0 assists while playing 30 minutes in Portland.

The Warriors had won seven in a row but didn't have Stephen Curry, Jordan Bell and Andre Iguodala, who were all out with injuries. Durant finished with a full stat line of 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks on the night.

However, home-court is secondary to this Warriors team.

In this edition of the Warriors Report, we take you through the Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs highlight! On March 2nd, Curry landed on the foot of teammate Zaza Pachulia, and eventually left the game in the second half (after a wild scoring blitz against the Hawks).

As Slater points out in the tweet above, it's not this particular ankle roll that is concerning for Curry and the Warriors, or any single ankle roll for that matter.

After that November 8 matchup, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told The Associated Press he "kind of likes the idea" of playing a man down.

"We have other guys who are pretty good", Kerr said.

Warriors: Golden State's 10 turnovers matched its third-lowest total for the season.

Golden State is 50-14 SU, but they have trouble covering the spread (27-34-3 ATS).

The Spurs connected on just six of their 22 3-point attempts.

During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 114.8 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 100.4 points per game (7.1 below their season average).


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