Warriors’ Stephen Curry to sit out vs Bucks


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MILWAUKEE — Stephen Curry will sit out when the Warriors (33-9) visit the Milwaukee Bucks (22-18) on Friday, marking the second consecutive game he will miss because of an aggravated sprain in his right ankle.

Curry completed a morning workout on Friday without experiencing any setbacks. Curry also participated in all of practice on Thursday without any issues. But the Warriors want to remain cautious with Curry, particularly with the team also playing on Saturday in Toronto. The Warriors plan to reevaluate Curry then.

The Warriors also listed reserve guard/forward Omri Casspi as questionable to play against Milwaukee after nursing recent back pain. The Warriors plan to reevaluate Casspi before tipoff. Meanwhile, the Warriors said that reserve forward Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) and reserve guard Shaun Livingston (left knee contusion) are available to play.

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Livingston could start in Curry’s place. But other candidates could include second-year guard Patrick McCaw or Quinn Cook, who will be with the team after having a recent stint with the Warriors’ G-league affiliate in Santa Cruz. It’s not officially clear if Cook will be on the active roster.

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As for Curry, he missed 11 games when he originally sprained his right ankle on Dec. 6 in New Orleans. The Warriors still went 9-2 in his absence, as they leaned on their other All-Stars in Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green as well as improving on defense. The Warriors obviously benefitted with Curry’s return, though. In the five games after sitting out with his initial injury, Curry averaged 35.2 points per game while shooting 57.4 percent from the field and 53.2 percent …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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