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Draymond rolls ankle, remains in Dubs' game vs. Grizzlies

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Draymond Green, Kelly Oubre defending Ja Morant

The Warriors lost Steph Curry to a tailbone contusion in the first game of their three-game road trip, and they breathed a sigh of relief following an apparent injury to another star in their third.

Draymond Green appeared to roll his left ankle in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he remained in the game following an awkward landing underneath Golden State's basket.

Green finally checked out of the game for the first time in the second half with 4:02 remaining in the third quarter. He then went to the locker room.

Kevon Looney, James Wiseman and Eric Paschall missed Saturday's game, as each player currently is in the NBA's coronavirus health and safety protocols. Second-year pro Alen Smailagic started at center, leaving Green as the Warriors' primary center behind the 20-year-old.

Smailagic picked up five fouls in 8:04 in his first NBA start. Green and Juan Toscano-Anderson are the only other players who can play center on the Warriors' roster.

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Green, 31, missed the first four games of the Warriors' season after missing the vast majority of training camp -- and each of Golden State's preseason games -- following a positive COVID-19 test. 

The veteran missed last month's game against the Miami Heat with soreness in his other ankle. He then sustained a left ankle sprain against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 28. The Warriors rested him four days later against the Phoenix Suns in the final game prior to the All-Star break.

 

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