The two-time MVP hobbled over to the Warriors bench, but despite coming back onto the court to shoot his two free-throws after being fouled on the play, he immediately left the game and didn't return. "I'm thinking, what's wrong with this picture?"
The draft pick was nullified, because of gender and the league rule against drafting players out of high school, but Long spent time in San Francisco with the team.
Steph Curry said a variety of reasons are keeping him out from the Olympics, including some injuries.
Golden State shot 43.2 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three-point range, but it rode an 11-4 run to a 107-105 lead with 1:33 left, the first 12 of those Warriors points from Kevin Durant. Curry then aggravated the sprain after slipping on the floor during morning shootaround on January 10, causing him to miss two more games. Cook finished with two points n 1-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes.
"KD was just breathtaking down the stretch, amazing", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "So I just tried to be better in every facet of the game".
Golden State opened as an 11.5-point favorite before the hook was dropped, while the total has been bet up from 218 points.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Spurs have been outscored by 31 points in clutch time (defined as the final five minutes with a game within five points) since February 1, which ranks as second-worst in the National Basketball Association in that time. Both publicly and privately, they have dismissed the importance of getting the top seed in the Western Conference. The report added that Curry re-injured the same ankle he tweaked in Atlanta almost a week back.
Midway through the second quarter, though, the team announced that Curry wouldn't be making a comeback later Thursday evening.
The nervous fans recognized that the severity of Curry's latest ankle injury was far more important than the outcome of Thursday's game.
"Without Steph, we're missing a lot on the offensive side of the ball", Durant said.