Warriors lose Curry but still beat Spurs

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard hits a 3-point shot over Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland Ore. Friday

"He won't play tomorrow", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr told reporters, referring to Friday night's game in Portland, "and we'll just take it day-by-day".

It was the same ankle Curry tweaked six days ago in Atlanta.

We'll see what they decide after the road trip, but this will let Curry rest the ankle until at least Wednesday, when the Warriors host the Lakers. Thursday night's game marks the sixth loss where the Spurs had a fourth-quarter lead but couldn't finish the game off. Aldridge is not good enough to carry a team; he's a No. 2 guy.

As aptly described by ESPN, Curry suffered the injury after being fouled by Spurs guard Dejounte Murray while attempting a layup.

The Warriors officially called the injury a "tweaked right ankle", and announced Curry won't return to the game. Cook finished with two points n 1-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes.

Curry came down on his right ankle in an awkward way, and he went skipping past photographer's row and almost into the tunnel.

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.

By managing to hold off the Spurs without Curry, the Warriors won their seventh straight game and are now a half-game behind the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference.

Curry makes the Warriors a special team. 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.

For one night, though, the Warriors adjusted fine without Curry.

As part of his continued outspokenness about gun violence in the United States, the Warriors coach will participate in a town-hall style meeting with Rep. Ro Khanna and high school students in at Newark Memorial High School on Monday.

West, Iguodala updates: Center David West (right arm cyst) and forward Andre Iguodala (sprained left wrist) were ruled out ahead of Thursday's game.

"It's a little different", Kerr said. "I'm thinking about our health and we'll get Steph healthy".

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