Stephen Curry exits with tweaked ankle vs. Spurs, will not return

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris left passes as Warriors guard Klay Thompson defends during the first half in Oakland on Tuesday

The door was cracked open for the Spurs to steal a win in the Bay Area when Stephen Curry left the game minutes into the first quarter after tweaking his right ankle.

After Curry landed, he was tangled up with Dejounte Murray under the basket and appeared to twist his right ankle.

The Warriors called a timeout after the play but Curry received little medical attention on the bench. He still shot the two free throws awarded to him but was then immediately substituted.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

The Warriors training staff reportedly tried to tape Curry's ankle to hopefully get him back in the game, but the team ultimately chose to sit Curry for the rest of the game based on Curry's performance during the subsequent functionality tests. It's definitely a huge blow to the Warriors, who are already playing shorthanded with Jordan Bell out on the night as well.

Nevertheless, the Dubs earned yet another victory, led by Kevin Durant's 37 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. The Warriors are looking to win the game to put some pressure on the Houston Rockets for the top spot in the Western Conference, as they are now one game behind them.

With the Warriors chasing the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference, the Warriors will want Curry as healthy as possible for the remainder of the season. Golden State visits the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday for the second game of a back-to-back.

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