Breathe easy, Dub Nation.
In the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 108-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on Wednesday night, Steph Curry exited the court with a slight limp after rolling his ankle while trying to get open on offense.
According to NBC Sports Bay Area Warriors insider Monte Poole, coach Steve Kerr said Curry only suffered a minor injury.
The Warriors have Thursday off but host the Clippers again on Friday. Curry was clearly the focus of Los Angeles’ defensive game plan, often double- and triple-teamed throughout the night. He finished with a season-low 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting, including just 1-of-6 from 3-point land.
Curry has been a catalyst for the Warriors this season, highlighted by his career-best 62-point outburst on Sunday. Without him, the Warriors would be missing their top scorer, player and motor. Through eight games this season, Curry is averaging 29.6 points per contest, which ranks second in the NBA.
Andrew Wiggins put together a nice 19-point night on Wednesday, but fellow wing Kelly Oubre Jr. continued his early-season struggles on offense, going 0-for-6 from 3-point range and 4-for-13 from the field to finish with eight points. Wiggins and Oubre Jr. haven't shown they can be consistent enough to carry the Warriors on a nightly basis.
It has become obvious that Curry will have to do the heavy lifting for this squad all season long. If he has to miss some time, the Warriors will get an early test of their depth and mettle.