Curry's ankle 'a whole lot better' heading into Game 5

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Curry's ankle 'a whole lot better' heading into Game 5
May 14, 2013, 10:15 am
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Stephen Curry was clearly less mobile in Game 4 but said Tuesday that his ankle is improving. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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Stephen Curry woke up to good news Monday morning when his sprained left ankle was in no worse shape than it was before he played on it in Game 4.

After another day of treatment, he said it's "a whole lot better" headed into Tuesday's pivotal Game 5 in San Antonio.

"That's all I could ask for," said Curry, who does not plan on taking his fourth anti-inflammatory shot of the playoffs before tipoff.

Due to comfort, Curry will continue to play with a brace only on his right ankle. He tried playing with braces on both ankles, but didn't feel comfortable. Instead, he'll play with his injured left ankle heavily taped.

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He said there are no plans down the road for preventative surgery on his left ankle, similar to what he had performed on his right.

"As of right now, no. I don’t think it’s been too much of a recurring issue, yet," he said. "Obviously, I’ve had two minor sprains in the last two or three weeks, but I’m not really in that mind frame. And the doctors don’t think that’s a situation we need to talk about now or hopefully ever."

He showed no noticeable limp at the Warriors' morning shootaround at AT&T Center.