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Stephen Curry will not play for the remainder of the preseason, reports Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group. Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson says that he isn't concerned about Curry's injured ankle, but doesn't believe the preseason is worth risking further injury.
Curry sustained the injury in Friday night's preseason game, a 101-97 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Another player rolled up on his right ankle, the same one that was the source of so much trouble in the 2011-2012 season. After repeated ankle injuries, the franchise point guard had exploratory surgery to clear scar tissue and debris, causing him to miss 40 games.
Curry played in five preseason games, averaging 18.8 minutes and 12.2 points per game. Those are similar numbers to the career-lows he posted in 2011-2012, when he averaged 14.7 points per game.
Golden State finished the previous season 23-43, second from the bottom in the Pacific Division.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry missed the second half of Friday's 101-97 preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers after another player rolled up on his surgically repaired right ankle late in the second quarter. Forward David Lee, who had team-highs with 24 points and eight rebounds, credited Curry's toughness in post-game comments:
"There were some times last year when he just rolled it on his own, whereas this time someone clearly rolled up onto his ankle. It could have happened to any of us. I think he wanted to show that he could come back into the game and show that he was OK, but coach was smartly saying it was pre-season and told him to go in the back. Steph's a tough kid and I have no worries about his ankle. He's looked great and he's had great confidence with it the entire pre-season."
Curry played 12 minutes in the first half, going 1-for-2 with four assists and two turnovers. After sitting out the season's first preseason contest, Curry has averaged 18.8 minutes and 12.2 points per game.
Curry, the Warriors' franchise guard, missed 40 games in the 2011-2012 season after having surgery in April. Curry suffered from consistent ankle trouble in a season that saw him average a career-low 14.7 points per game, prompting the exploratory procedure that cleared debris and scar tissue from his ankle.
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After leaving Friday's game with an ankle injury, Golden State's Stephen Curry reportedly avoided a serious injury, Warriors coach Mark Jackson told Sports Illustrated.