Draymond Green leaves game after being kicked in the groin

Warriors' Stephen Curry targeting return Friday against Hawks

The Warriors have also owned this matchup from a betting standpoint, cashing in four straight games against the Spurs in San Antonio and in five of their last six games overall.

The Golden State Warriors entered their contest with the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night extremely short-handed. San Antonio built an 8-point halftime lead (49-41) on the strength of 21 combined first-half points from LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Rudy Gay (9). The more Cook plays, the more comfortable he seems.

Green appeared to suffer the injury early in the quarter on what looked like an inadvertent knee to the groin from Danny Green on a drive to the basket.

The San Antonio Spurs are about as healthy as they've been in a while and are putting together a little winning streak where they're outscoring teams by 6.2 points in their last five games. Green said he doesn't expect to miss any time.

He played 38 minutes in San Antonio, shooting 8-of-18 from the field despite a 2-of-8 performance from behind the arc and 2-of-4 performance from the free throw line.

"I don't think so, but I don't know", he said. The Spurs led by double digits in three of four outings against Golden State, and on March 8 held an 8-point lead with fewer than five minutes remaining before falling 110-107.

Cook led Golden State with 20 points, Looney added 12 and Andre Iguodala and Nick Young had 10 each.

Warriors: Curry (right ankle), Durant (fractured rib) and Thompson (fractured right thumb) did not travel with the team, remaining in Oakland to continue rehabilitating their injuries. Then in the team's next game, a win over Phoenix on Saturday, he shattered that career-high with 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting. Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) has played in only nine games this season. The 6-foot-5 guard has 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, surpassing Johnny Moore's total of 378 collected in 2,689 minutes. "He's only going to get better from here".



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