What we learned about the Warriors after Stephen Curry’s injury against the Spurs

There are roughly four weeks and exactly 17 games remaining in the Warriors’ 2017-18 regular season, and we do not know when, during that stretch, Stephen Curry will return to the Golden State lineup.

The Warriors’ star guard was injured early in the first quarter of the Warriors’ game against the Spurs at Oracle Arena Thursday, rolling his ankle after a drive to the hoop.

Curry stayed in the game, made two free throws, and then exited the contest for good.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Curry asked to return to Thursday’s game, but he was held out by the training staff. He has been ruled out of the Warriors’ game against the Blazers on Friday night in Portland as well as Sunday’s game in Minnesota.

The earliest possible return for Curry is Wednesday. when the Warriors play the Lakers in Oakland, but there’s currently no timetable set for his return.

Without Curry, the Warriors were able to beat the Spurs 110-107, but it was a grind-it-out affair that required heroics from both Kevin Durant (15 fourth-quarter points) and Draymond Green (incredible fourth-quarter defense, particularly in the final four minutes).

And while both remaining Warriors players are exceptional, there was nothing we saw Thursday that indicated that the Warriors’ formula for victory was replicable on a nightly basis.

So while the Warriors

Article source: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/09/warriors-vs-san-antonio-spurs-stephen-curty-injury-highlight-video-news-report-golden-state-kevin-durant-highlight-schedule-record-standings/

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