Warriors say Curry will miss Christmas showdown with Cavs

Agence France-Presse
Steph Curry continues to recover from his right ankle injury

CHRISTMAS DAY. Steph Curry needs to miss the Christmas day showdown with the Cavs due to his right ankle injury. File photo by AFP

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry will miss Monday’s Christmas Day NBA showdown against Cleveland because of a nagging right ankle sprain, the defending champion Golden State Warriors said Tuesday, December 19.

Curry has helped spark the Warriors to titles over Cleveland in two of the past 3 NBA Finals and lost a 3rd to the Cavaliers last year in 7 games.

Averaging 26.3 points, 6.6 assists, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals a game, Curry suffered the injury December 4 at New Orleans and was re-evaluated Tuesday by Golden State’s medical staff and found to be healing well and making good overall progress, according to a team statement.

But while the Warriors advanced Curry to modified on-court workouts in the coming days, the team also said the 29-year-old guard would be reevaluated next Tuesday with more certainty expected then on a timetable for his NBA game return.

Golden State (24-6) has won 9 games in a row, 5 of them without Curry. Only the Houston Rockets (25-4) have a better record among NBA clubs. – Rappler.com