Warriors issue statement on Curry's ankle

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Warriors issue statement on Curry's ankle

Warriors guard Stephen Curry has sprained his right ankle seven times in the past 15 months and underwent surgery in the offseason. His latest setback occurred Wednesday night in a loss to San Antonio, when he tweaked it in the third quarter and was forced to leave the game.

The Warriors issued a statement from general manager Larry Riley on Thursday providing more details about the nature of the injury and the next steps for the third-year guard.

Official Warriors statement:
At the end of last season, Stephen Curry was examined by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore and Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, both renowned foot and ankle specialists. Both doctors recommended ligament reconstruction on his right ankle, which was performed by Dr. Anderson in May of 2011. Since that time, Dr. Tim McAdams and the Stanford medical team have continued to work with Dr. Anderson and the Warriors athletic training staff regarding Stephens ankle. His summer-long rehabilitation went extremely well and no problems were encountered until he suffered a sprain of the ankle at Sacramento on December 20.

Stephen performs functional tests well. He is taped, wears an ankle brace and has a different shoe. For no lack of effort on anyones behalf, the problem has continued. At this point, Stephen will continue to receive treatment and rehabilitation and his status is day-to-day. He will be evaluated by Dr. McAdams prior to our game in Oakland on Saturday, when we hope to determine the best way to proceed.
-- Warriors GM Larry Riley

Warriors erase early woes for big win vs Spurs

Warriors erase early woes for big win vs Spurs

BOX SCORE

The Warriors started off down 15-0 Wednesday night vs. the Spurs. It only went up from there as they caught fire and made a statement to the final of 110-98 in San Antonio. 

Steph Curry led all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson added 23 points with the two combining for eight 3-pointers. 

Former Spur David West played a huge part with 15 points and even nailed one from beyond the arc. 

Andre Iguodala continued to come up huge with 14 points off the bench and six rebounds.

Golden State improved to 61-14 on the season and are now 3.5 games ahead of San Antonio for the No. 1 seed. 

Durant gets taste of competition, plays 1-on-1 with Warriors coach

Durant gets taste of competition, plays 1-on-1 with Warriors coach

For the first time in a month, Kevin Durant got a taste of competition. Well, sort of.

Durant on Wednesday went through one-on-one sessions with Warriors assistant coach Willie Green, who is two years removed from a 12-year career as a guard in the NBA.

“He played full-court one-on-one, played some half-court one-on-one to start and then they stepped it up,” coach Steve Kerr told reporters prior to the Warriors-Spurs game in San Antonio. “Willie said it was a good workout.”

Durant and Green played five games of half-court ball and one with the full court. The active player, for the record, won all six games.

“Kevin got him pretty good, so it’s a good sign,” Kerr said before flashing a bit of humor. “If Willie had beaten him, I would have been very concerned.”

An even better sign for the Warriors is that only one man walked away feeling the burn of competition.

“Willie said he was really sore,” Kerr said. “Not Kevin. Willie.”

Durant has been out since sustaining a medial collateral ligament sprain and bone bruise to his left knee on Feb. 28 at Washington. Though there have been no setbacks in his rehab, there is no firm timetable for his return.

“It’s impossible to predict that stuff,” Kerr said. “But it would be nice for him to get a couple games in at the end of the regular season.”

The Warriors plan to re-evaluate Durant next week, after which they expect to plot out his return. There is optimism that he could be back in time to play two or three regular season games in preparation for the postseason, which begins April 15.