According to the Warriors, Curry in Thursday's game experienced issues - the team called it a "tweak" - for his right ankle for the fourth time this season. When the timeout concluded, Curry took the court to shoot and make his two free throws.
The Spurs have now lost 9-of-12 and while technically the five seed in the West they are tied with the Thunder and Timberwolves in that spot, just two games ahead of falling out of the playoffs entirely. The team told reporters that Curry would stay in the Bay Area for the time being. The two-time MVP's recurring ankle issues could be the Golden State Warriors' biggest obstacle in the way of winning another National Basketball Association title.
Nonetheless, the Warriors relied on a similar formula when they went 10-3 during Curry's earlier absences this season.
Klay Thompson dropped in 13 points, two rebounds, six assists and one steal, while Nick Young added 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench. The Warriors then immediately yanked Curry out for Cook.
The initial update suggested that Curry would travel with the team on their upcoming two-game trip to Portland and Minnesota with a chance of him playing on Sunday. He returned to that game but wound up exiting later in the second half.
"We still have three All Stars", Kerr said.
For one night, though, the Warriors adjusted fine without Curry. Warriors second-year guard Patrick McCaw will continue to wear a light brace on his injured left wrist for at least another week.