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Sources: Stephen Curry to Undergo MRI on Injured Right Ankle

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Tuesday will undergo an MRI on his injured right ankle, which remains very swollen, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Curry suffered the injury late in the Warriors’ 125-115 road victory in New Orleans. X-rays returned negative on Monday night,

Curry, 29, scored 31 points, had 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds in 35 minutes against New Orleans. Curry sprinted in an attempt to close out on a pass with 57.9 seconds remaining, yet as he extended he rolled his right ankle after stepping on the foot of the Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore as he attempted to stop.

Curry, a two-time NBA MVP and two-time champion, is averaging 26.1 points, 6.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 22 games this season. He had recurring ankle injuries early in his career, playing in just 26 games in the 2011-12 season, but has played 78 games or more in each of the past five seasons.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Report: Chris Paul Out for Game 6 with Right Hamstring Strain

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Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.

Paul will travel with the Rockets to Oakland, California, for the game, coach Mike D’Antoni said, and will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston.

“It’s obviously not something we wanted,” D’Antoni said before Friday’s practice. “I hate it for him above all. He’s practically won us the past two games. But it’s a great opportunity for other guys, and we have plenty to choose from. We’ll be ready.”

Source: ESPN

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Report: Andre Iguodala Questionable for Game 6

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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is considered questionable for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, the team said Friday.

Iguodala, who has missed Games 4 and 5, has a left lateral leg contusion. The Warriors host Game 6 on Saturday and are trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

“He’s dying to play, but he’s not healthy enough,” coach Steve Kerr said Thursday. “We’ll just continue to take it day-to-day.”

Source: ESPN

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Ryan McDonough: ‘Overwhelming likelihood’ Suns Keep No. 1 Pick

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Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said there’s an “overwhelming likelihood” that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away.

McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns’ practice court.

The leading candidates for that No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft almost certainly will be worked out privately, with the exception of Luka Doncic, the European sensation who still is playing in Spain.

Source: Associated Press via ESPN

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