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Curry tweaks ankle, goes for 30

News: Warriors guard Stephen Curry was able to survive and injury scare during Game 2 of Golden State’s first-round playoff series against the Nuggets. Curry looked to tweak his left ankle late in the third quarter of the 131-117 win and immediately took himself out of the game. He was seen stretching his ankle on the sideline before quickly returning in the fourth quarter. Curry did not seem to show any ill-effects from his injury during the remainder of the contest. He finished with a team-high 30 points and 13 assists in the victory, becoming the first player to score 30 points in a playoff game for the Warriors since Baron DavisĀ dropped in 32 points back in 2007. Curry told reporters after the game that his ankle is fine.

Analysis: With David Lee out for the year with a hip injury, Curry will have to play out of his mind if the Warriors have any chance of advancing past the opening round. The 25-year-old has proved more than capable of doing that — especially after posting the numbers he did this year. Curry averaged a career-best 22.9 points and 6.9 assists in the regular season to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He shot 45 percent from behind the arc and set a new league record for 3-pointers made in a season (272), while giving owners 3.5 made treys per game. Despite his on-going ankle issues, Curry is on the verge of becoming a bona fide superstar in this league. Fantasy owners should plan on targeting the 25-year-old in the very early rounds of most draft formats next fall.

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