In the final minutes of the loss against the LA Clippers, Stephen Curry appeared to tweak his left ankle while trying to break out of a double-team.
The Golden State Warriors superstar point guard grimaced up the floor, seeming to move gingerly on that ankle but head coach Steve Kerr squashed any concerns postgame.
Steph tweaked his ankle at the end of the game but told Steve Kerr he doesn't believe it's serious. pic.twitter.com/nC7JBqUP9S- Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 7, 2021
"He told me it's not serious," Steve Kerr said. "He'll come in tomorrow and get treatment."
Although the tweak was late in the game, Curry had an off-night in the first of a home-and-home against the Clippers.
Coming off a couple of spectacular games including a career-high 62-point showcase earlier this week, the two-time MVP only scored 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting from the field as the Clippers took the game 108-101.
Andrew Wiggins and Eric Paschall scored 19 points apiece as the Warriors battled hard even with Curry's struggles before the visitors ran away with it in the final five minutes. Both teams were tied at 93 with five minutes to go before Los Angeles wrapped it up on a 15-8 run.
Same spot, same result.@nicolas88batum | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/nMYQOv8UYo- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 7, 2021
Five players scored in double figures for Los Angeles, led by 21 points apiece by the duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. For Leonard, this was his first back-to-back in nearly four years.
The last few years I was injured, working on getting my legs stronger," Leonard said postgame. Been a long time but I am able to play... my body is prepared. I felt good."
Kawhi Leonard is playing in his first back-to-back since April 4-5, 2017 with the Spurs. According to @ESPNStatsInfo, Leonard had gone 134 games without playing in a back-to-back. Ty Lue says Leonard feels healthy and wants to play in back-to-backs this season.- Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 7, 2021
With the win, the Clippers improve to 6-3 while the Dubs fall back to 4-4. Both teams will face each other again in a couple of days, this time in Los Angeles.
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