MVP Stephen Curry is bothered by a sore left ankle and opted to sit it out against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The Golden State Warriors are unstoppable and they were able to edge past the Hawks in overtime with a score of 109 to 105 without the MVP.
Curry wanted to rest his sore left ankle, an injury he sustained during the weekend game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, which the Warriors won in OT too. Curry returned with the retaped sore ankle and provided a life line for the team, including the match winning 3-pointer.
The MVP skipped practice on Monday and there were doubts that he would be part of the starting five for the game against the Hawks at home. The Warriors also missed the services of Andre Igoudala due to a left hamstring injury, reports CBS Sports.
Curry is the only Warrior to have won four NBA player of the week award.”We’re not going to do anything crazy, obviously,” Kerr said on Monday addressing Curry’s injury, according to ESPN. “We’ll err on the side of caution. But if he’s healthy enough to go, we’ll play him.”
The Warriors improved their stats to 54-5 after beating the Hawks. Klay Thompson stepped up with a game-high of 26 points. This marks his seventh 20 plus output in the last eight games. Andrew Bogut also added 19 points to the winners tally, recording his highest score as a Warrior.