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Stephen Curry, the leader of the Golden State Warriors, hobbled off the court early in the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs after tweaking his right ankle. In 2016, Curry's ankle and knee injuries left them vulnerable, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to exploit that in the Finals to complete one of the great comebacks in National Basketball Association history.

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It's getting to the point where you have to wonder if it's worth it for the Warriors to even bother sending Curry out there for any additional regular season games. Now, after ending his night less than three minutes into the game, Curry is set to miss Friday's game in Portland and Sunday's in Minnesota.

But it's clear the Warriors didn't need extra reconnaissance Thursday with Kevin Durant lighting up the Spurs for 14 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to finish with 37 on the night and 11 rebounds to lead Golden State's 110-107 comeback victory.

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Golden State may have to start worrying more about health than what seed they are in the playoffs. Yet, this marks the fourth time this season Curry has experienced injuries with his right ankle. The Warriors then immediately yanked Curry out for Cook. Warriors reserve forward Andre Iguodala missed Thursday's game because of a left wrist sprain.

"A guy goes down, I'm one of the All-Stars on this team, it's my responsibility to step up", Green said.

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Of course they do. But without him, they become a merely great team, and one that would - at a minimum - be given a hell of a run by the Rockets and some of the league's other elite teams. Steph Curry, who has a history of ankle issues, will be missing the Warriors' road trip after spraining his ankle Thursday night. The Warriors ensured team balance. Now they have to hope his ankles will allow them to be that special team again when it matters.