Though the Curry injury is not believed to be serious, the Warriors suddenly were without either of the Splash Brothers and, frankly, woefully thin at guard.
"Man, that's some great company, and there's so many names I never thought I'd be in the same conversation with", Durant told ESPN's Chris Haynes. "We just had a normal shootaround and he was in his usual game day routine with Q (Bruce Fraser) and he just rolled his ankle somehow". Lou Williams poured in a game-high 34 points for the Clipperrs on 12-of-29 shots.
Though Durant is listed at 6-foot-9 on the Warriors' roster, he admitted last summer that he's actually 7-feet tall, and his league-leading block numbers indicate he's one of the best defensive bigs in the game.
When the star guard returned on December 30 after the absence, he dropped 38 points in a 141-128 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. "They still have a whole lot of talent. Three in some cases".
Curry scored 38 points in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on December 30, his first outing in nearly four weeks after suffering a right ankle sprain.
How many games Curry is expected to miss has not been released, though he'll likely not return until fully healthy. I want to keep going and see how far I can take it. He needs it. So I didn't feel comfortable changing my mind and calling him and saying, 'Hey, can you play after all?' So we'll have to make do. That remarkable size allows him to shoot over anybody and everybody, and his guard-like skills make him even more of a hassle.
Kerr said he's hopeful Curry's tweaked ankle will heal up in the next couple of days without him missing significant time again. Andre Iguodala, can play spot minutes in the backcourt, and both Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are able to initiate the offense. "It's an embarrassment of riches".