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Steph Curry Misses Second Game As The Warriors Lose 109-103 to The Minnesota Timberwolves

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Could Curry’s Ankle Injury Linger Into April?

Stephen Curry missed his second consecutive game Sunday due to an ankle injury which played a huge factor in Sunday’s 109-103 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Sunday, the team lost their second consecutive game. Currently, the team is struggling with a deteriorated roster due to injury.

Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, David West, Patrick McCaw, and Jordan Bell all sat out during Sunday’s loss.

Ankle Injuries Continue

Curry injured his ankle after an awkward landing from a fast break attempt with 9:38 left in the first quarter.

The Warriors are 0-2 since Curry injured his ankle last Thursday. Golden State has lost their last two games to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Right now, the team is in second place in the West, so there is no reason to hit the panic button. Let’s not forget that they are the defending champions.

However, Curry’s absence affects the team in many ways.  Without Curry, the team has done a nice job of scoring.

From the last two games, the team has averaged 117 points. But without the 6-foot-3 guard, the Warriors are missing a huge dynamic of their offense.

The former Davidson Wildcat provides his team with long-range shooting, unstoppable offense, and energy.

Missing Leadership

Kevin Durant may be the best player on the team but No. 30 is the leader, and it is evident. So far this season the 29-year-old guard has missed 17 games.

Golden State is 12-6 without Curry in the line-up this season. When Curry doesn’t suit up, defenses are able to stay home on shooters, shrink the floor on defense, and focus on Durant.

As of now, the North Carolina native is listed as day-to-day, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears. Golden State fans should be worried about their star guard’s ankle.

This is not his first time that the former first-round pick has dealt with ankle injuries. During the beginning of his career, some wondered if he would be able to last in the league.

Over the years, the two-time champion has done a good job of staying healthy. If the five-time NBA all-star’s ankle injuries drag into the postseason, the Golden State Warriors will not win the championship.

Without Curry, this team loses another dimension to their offense, a playmaker, and  26.3 points per game.

The former MVP can draw multiple defenders which creates easy looks for his teammates.

Curry is currently averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds a game, per Hopefully, the former Wildcat will return soon.

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