Steph Curry leaves game against Pelicans with sprained right ankle; X-rays negative

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry seriously hurt his ankle on Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Curry was asked if he knew how bad it was considering his history of ankle injuries. 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. "Sprained my ankle. See how it feels (Tuesday) and kind of go from there".

Curry has had a relatively clean bill of health since, except for the 2016 playoffs when he missed six games due to an ankle injury he suffered in the postseason opener and a Grade 1 MCL sprain he sustained in his first game back from the ankle injury. The Hornets aren't yet the elite defensive team coach Steve Clifford says they can be.

The good news is that the X-rays were negative.

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McCaw was met at the rim by DeMarcus Cousins during Monday's game and sat out the remainder of action after bleeding profusely from his nose after hitting the floor.

"That I had to call my dad and tell him I can't play golf tomorrow in Charlotte.Nah, just playing", Curry joked.

As he alluded to, Curry had surgery on his right ankle in May 2011 and again in April 2012 and has played at least 78 games in each of the seasons that followed, proving that he has been durable.

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