Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala among five players out vs. Blazers
According to the Warriors PR Twitter account:
“Injury report for tonight’s game at Portland: Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain), Stephen Curry (tweaked right ankle), Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain), Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) & David West (right arm cyst) are out.”
The most important of these is, of course, Stephen Curry. He tweaked his ankle a week ago against the Atlanta Hawks when he landed on Zaza Pachulia’s ankle.
Steph Curry rolls his ankle on Zaza's foot (replay view) pic.twitter.com/QpmiJkH2tg
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 3, 2018
He didn’t miss any full games with the injury, but he reinjured it in Thursday night’s victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
He has already been ruled out for tonight’s contest and also Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The rest of the injuries aren’t as big, but they are still guys who play on a nightly basis. Steve Kerr and the coaching staff are really going to need to use the most of what’s available and some guys who aren’t used to playing as much are probably going to get some extended minutes.
This is a big game against the Trail Blazers as the Warriors try to keep pace with the Houston Rockets for the number one seed in the Western Conference.
They currently sit a half game back from the Rockets and although the team has talked about how getting the number one seed isn’t everything, it is still obviously very important.