ATLANTA, Georgia — Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry shook off a right ankle injury to match a 28-point night effort with Kevin Durant, guiding the Golden State Warriors over the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Head coach Steve Kerr pulled Curry who was “limping a little bit” in the third quarter, leading to the “precautionary” decision to take him out of the game for good.
“He wanted to stay in but we didn’t want him to stay in just because of the potential to make it worse,” Kerr said.
Curry scored 15 in the final seven minutes of the first half after returning from the ankle injury. Kevin Durant shot 12-for-19 from the field and is now averaging 28.6 points while shooting 60.4 percent from the field over his last eight games.
Golden State hosts the Nets on Tuesday.
Look out below! Dubs threw it down tonight 💪 👀 pic.twitter.com/0nA2Gc5kXt
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) 3 mars 2018
Kent Bazemore led the Hawks with a career-high 29 points. Dennis Schroder had 27 points.
The Hawks hosts rookie Josh Jackson and the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in the last of four straight home games.
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