Warriors lose Curry early against Spurs, then Durant leads fourth-quarter comeback

Warriors lose Curry early against Spurs, then Durant leads fourth-quarter comeback

Curry left Thursday night's win over the San Antonio Spurs early in the first quarter with what the Warriors described as a "tweak" to his troublesome ankle. In their last eight games as a double-digit favorite, the Warriors are 8-0 SU and 5-3 ATS.

That was why the Warriors went after Kevin Durant that summer, to ensure they would have another all-time great player to lean on if Curry went down again.

Tune into The Jason Smith Show w/ Mike Harmon weekdays from 8pm - 11pm EST on FOX Sports Radio! The aging stars on the roster don't have enough game to do it either (when they are healthy enough to play).

Curry suffered the injury with 9:38 left in the first quarter on a driving transition basket with Aldridge and Dejounte Murray defending.

The reigning Finals MVP posted 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and nearly single-handedly led the Warriors' fourth-quarter rally past San Antonio.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the productive offense of Golden State takes on the elite defense of San Antonio.

The Spurs rank 11th in second chance points per game (12.8) while the Warriors rank 29th in second chance points allowed per game (13.6).




The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in National Basketball Association action at the Moda Center.

So much has changed for the Golden State Warriors, and the National Basketball Association as a whole, since the franchise exploded overnight into a championship contender at the start of the 2014-15 season.

San Antonio's collapse overshadowed a 30-point performance from power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who also contributed 17 rebounds and four assists.

Curry scored two points in two minutes against the Spurs.

"With Steph's ankle injuries it's always a worry", Warriors teammate Draymond Green said, per ESPN's Chris Haynes.

The eighth-year veteran is having yet another strong season, averaging 26.3 points per game and 6.2 assists for the 52-14 Warriors, who sit just a half game back of the Houston Rockets for first place in the Western Conference standings.

Before missing Tuesday's game against Brooklyn with that arm cyst, West, 37, was testing the limits of his prime in his 15th National Basketball Association season. He missed 11 games after badly spraining it December. But this Thursday night on the road with a battered up team isn't likely to be the spot that the Spurs snap their losing streak against the Warriors. "He's one of the most competitive people I've ever been around and when he gets going like that defensively and he's all over the floor blocking shots, getting steals, yelling - That's when we're at our best".

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