Source: Curry's absence vs Clippers largely precautionary

Monte Poole
NBC Sports BayArea

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry is meticulous about his post-practice routine. He wants to leave feeling good, so he throws down a lob and then kicks the ball halfway across the gym before it comes back to him to drain a 3-pointer from the right wing.

Curry did no such thing after Warriors shootaround Wednesday, because his right ankle would not allow it.

Without contact, Curry slipped on the floor before beginning his ritual and rolled his ankle badly enough that the Warriors scratched him from the lineup for the game against the Clippers at Oracle Arena.

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The Warriors added Curry to the injury report roughly two hours after he slipped. Though the team released no further information, general manager Bob Myers indicated during an interview with 95.7 The Game that there are no immediate plans for an MRI or an X-ray.

Curry's absence on Wednesday is largely precautionary, according to a team source.

Curry missed 11 games last month after spraining the same ankle Dec. 4 at New Orleans. Since returning Dec. 30, he has been playing extremely well, averaging 35.2 points -- on 57.4-percent shooting, 53.2 percent from deep -- 5.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds during the five-game stretch.

The ninth-year point guard was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

His backcourt mate, Klay Thompson, will miss his first game of the season tonight (rest).

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