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
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN