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Stephen Curry sits out final minutes of game after ankle tweak, will still golf at Augusta

Even with the minor ankle sprain, the two-time MVP would score 28 points on 8-for-15 shooting, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.


Kahron Spearman


Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry turned his right ankle the same ankle that benched him for 11 games after spraining it in December - when he landed on teammate Zaza Pachulia's foot during the first quarter of the Dubs' 114-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

He would sit the last 11 minutes of the game, but says it was precautionary.

"Basically their call," Curry said about the decision to pull him from the game, per ESPN. "Frustrating, but big picture, I understand. ... I don't think it's going to be anything that will keep me out."

I came back in the second [quarter], felt pretty good. It got a little stiff at halftime. I didn't think I would have to sit out coming into the third quarter, but sometimes the power of [team trainer] Chelsea [Lane] and coach [Steve] Kerr wins out, and we just want to be precautionary and safe.

Stephen Curry
Guard, Golden State Warriors

It appears that Curry, who scored 28 points and notched his sixth consecutive season with 200 plus three-pointers, isn't at all worried about his ankle.

In fact, he's going to manage to make his tee time.

As ESPN's Chris Haynes wrote: "To further illustrate how well he must be feeling, league sources said that Curry and Klay Thompson will be playing at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday. After the round, they will take a private plane back to the Bay Area."

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