When you don't close out an opponent and are forced to play another game, you leave yourself open to unnecessary injuries.
That almost happened on Friday night in LA.
Steph Curry appeared to roll his right ankle with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter of Game 6 against the Clippers.
Curry lost his man on defense under the basket, rolled his ankle and came up hobbling.
Uh oh. Steph Curry rolled his right ankle pic.twitter.com/LL1lbV44SF— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 27, 2019
Curry went to the locker room and re-emerged early in the second quarter.
Notes from the last timeout: Steph did a few small cuts and jumps. Draymond lead that time out in an animated and positive way. He bobbed his head to the music when he was done talking.— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) April 27, 2019
With about seven minutes left in the second quarter, Curry re-entered the game.
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The Warriors never released a medical update on Curry, so we'll assume he was getting his ankle re-taped. It is the same ankle that Curry tweaked in the Warriors penultimate regular-season game against the Pelicans on April 9.
A Curry ankle injury is the last thing the Warriors need, so this is something to monitor as the game and the rest of the playoffs progress.