Warriors lose Stephen Curry with sprained right ankle, but they'll be alright

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Yet, the Warriors showed mixed success on holding everything together without their star point guard against a Spurs team (37-28) still missing star forward Kawhi Leonard. Despite their own struggles, San Antonio managed to limit Golden State to just 26.7 percent shooting from deep.

Golden State is 51-14, now in second in the Western Conference behind the Houston Rockets. However, the Spurs have underachieved this season and are now fifth in the Western Conference standings.

It was the defense of the Warriors that solidified their win. Reserve center David West missed his third straight game with an infected cyst in his right arm.

Denise Long-Rife, who was the first woman drafted into the National Basketball Association by the San Francisco Warriors with the 13th pick in 1969, attended the game on International Women's Day. The Spurs, led by star forward Kawhi Leonard, were expected to compete for an National Basketball Association championship this season.

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

The Spurs connected on just six of their 22 3-point attempts.

Murray also collected a team-high six assists. If the Spurs plan on winning this contest, expect its bench to play extremely well. Both players are former MVP award winners and have proven that they are still elite in today's National Basketball Association.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in a bit of a slump as they've lost seven of their past 11 games and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after Thursday's 117-109 loss to the Celtics. At one point dropping 14 points in a row, Durant seamed unstoppable on the court, and explained how he felt the need to be particularly aggressive thanks to Curry's absence. In January, Durant finished with a triple-double performance and the Warriors hit 21 3-pointers that made the ultimate difference in the game.

While field goal percentage is Curry's chief concern, it is the least of Durant's worries.

The clutch antics of Kevin Durant once again rattled San Antonio, forcing a late run by the Dubs which sealed the fate of the Spurs.

As for my prediction, I have to side with the Warriors. In the last meeting between these teams, the Spurs played well early before dissolving into disarray. He can afford to take his time getting healthy.

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