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Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

A day after playing 33 minutes against the 76ers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant won't play Sunday against the Nets.

The Warriors announced that Durant is dealing with a left ankle sprain.

Durant finished with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the Warriors' 124-116 comeback win over the 76ers.

This will be the second game Durant has missed due to an injury this season. On Nov. 8, Durant sat out against the Timberwolves due to a thigh contusion.

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Kerr: Draymond 'was an absolute monster; exactly where he needs to be'

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Kerr: Draymond 'was an absolute monster; exactly where he needs to be'

Draymond Green only scored two points against the Pistons last Friday night.

He went 0-for-5 from 3-point territory.

But the reigning Defensive Player of Year dished out 13 assists to go along with 6 rebounds, 6 blocks (tied a career high) and 3 steals.

"He was brilliant," Steve Kerr told reporters after practice on Sunday. "Offensively, he was very good -- 13 assists ... but defensively he was an absolute monster.

"He was phenomenal."

Additionally:

Draymond's statistics the first seven games of the season: 7.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 4.0 turnovers, 1.0 blocks, 0.9 steals, 36.4 percent shooting, 21.7 percent from deep.

Draymond's statistics the last 18 games: 11.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.2 turnovers, 1.8 steals, 1.6 blocks, 47.7 percent shooting, 36.8 percent from deep.

"We played the Clippers. From that point on I think he's been much more under control and locked in," Kerr said of Draymond. "I thought the first seven games he was a little scattered emotionally. I thought he was too emotional ... this last road trip, that's when he really put it all together with the intensity defensively and the composure.

"To me, right now, he's exactly where he needs to be."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Curry takes small step in recovery

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Curry takes small step in recovery

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry stepped onto the Warriors practice floor Sunday with only his attire and a slight limp giving away his injury status.

Though the Warriors are not yet able to deliver a timeline for his return, Curry will miss at least another 12 days and, realistically, probably closer to four weeks.

The good news for the Warriors is that Curry’s sprained right ankle was not in the walking boot he had worn since sustaining the injury Monday in New Orleans. He was wearing gray sweats over a black pair of his signature shoes.

“He’s doing fine,” coach Steve Kerr said. “No work on the court or anything. Just getting treatment. He seems to be doing well.”

Kerr also provided updates on the other injured players, center Zaza Pachulia and guard Pat McCaw. Pachulia has missed two of the past three games with left shoulder soreness and McCaw has missed the last two games after sustaining a concussion last Monday.

Both, however participated in light, non-contact drills on Sunday.

“We’ll see tomorrow how everybody is (Monday),” Kerr said.

McCaw is listed as questionable and Pachulia as doubtful. Draymond Green, who played 38 minutes on Friday, is listed as probable with the soreness that his nagged his right shoulder over at least the past week.