Curry out Wednesday with sprained right ankle, three other starters to sit

Durant poised to become 2nd youngest to 20,000 points

The Warriors have no plans for Stephen Curry to undergo an MRI or X-ray on his injured right ankle.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will make his return to the starting lineup tonight when the defending champions host the L.A. Clippers, according to Chris B. Haynes of ESPN.

As for Thompson, the sharpshooting shooting guard is merely enjoying some time off for rest.

Durant missed the last three games with a right calf strain suffered a week ago in the first quarter against the Mavericks and played through it.

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle provided further details, stating that the injury isn't too serious. Since returning December 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.

Warriors general manager, Bob Myers, went on record with 95.7 The Game after Golden State's morning shootaround, overtly stating that the team isn't too anxious about Curry's ankle and that there was no need to conduct an MRI. If he doesn't reach 20,000 points Wednesday night, he'll have eight more games to do so, up until the Warriors' Jan. 27 home game against the Boston Celtics.



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