Steph Curry returns from ankle injury, then sprains left knee

Steph Curry returns from ankle injury, then sprains left knee

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered sprained MCL in his left knee on Friday and will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury Saturday.

Nets guard D'Angelo Russell got his first triple-double of the year with 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but Kyle Lowry outdid him with one of his own posting 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 116-112 win for the Raptors.

After New York went ahead 82-77 with 1:36 left in the third quarter on a Hardaway basket, the Wolves went on a 10-0 run to regain control, and they led by as much as 11 in the second half.

Curry was slow to get up, and limped around the court, apparently testing his leg, and was quickly disappointed with the results. After another couple of minutes passed, he exited the floor and headed to the locker room.

Just when the Warriors thought they had Stephen Curry back, the injury bug struck again. Curry will have an MRI Saturday.

With Curry going back on the shelf, the Warriors are down all four of their All-Stars. Curry's presence dictates everything, whether it's offensive flow, passing, or spacing.

Curry had been dealing with ankle injuries all year long with at least four rolled ankles this season.

Last season, Kevin Durant sprained his left MCL on February 28 and missed the next 20 games.

Golden State began 9 for 35 and fell behind 33-20 before trailing 51-43 at halftime.

The Warriors are hobbling as they approach the postseason. Klay Thompson(hand fracture), Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) and Kevin Durant (rib contusion) are all sidelined. If that checks out okay, there is a chance he could return around the start of the playoffs.

The calls for Cook making the playoff roster have grown in volume during that span, but may become deafening now with Curry most likely out for an extended period of time.

For the limited time it lasted, Curry's return was marvelous as expected. All of these videos can be found on the Warriors Report on YouTube. Golden State shot 29.2 percent, while the Hawks were slightly better at 34.6 percent. Curry has been a pillar for the franchise, leading the Warriors to two National Basketball Association championships.

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