Curry did not get on the plane postgame with the Warriors to fly up to Portland for Friday night's contest, nor will he join the team in Minnesota for a weekend game against the Timberwolves. We've seen Curry have recurring ankle issues before and he's needed surgery before his MVP run, so making sure he's 100 percent is easily the Warriors' top priority right now after his fourth right ankle issue since December.
Watch Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream Free NBA Game Online TV Coverage 8 March 2018 from From Oracle Arena. They are also without rookie Jordan Bell, while veteran swingman Andre Iguodala could miss a third straight game with a sore ankle.
Curry was lost for the night to a rolled right ankle early in the first quarter, but the Warriors responded without him to win their seventh straight since the All-Star break.
Golden State is 51-14, now in second in the Western Conference behind the Houston Rockets.
Australian-born Kyrie Irving had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Al Horford added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Celtics.
Klay Thompson did something Friday that's only been done before by Stephen Curry. Golden State covered as a 10-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 227 points, which was 8.5 points above the projected point total of 218.5 points.
The Golden State Warriors (50-14) welcome the San Antonio Spurs (37-27) in a matchup that pits sensational offense against stifling defense.
The Warriors do not have too much room to complain. "We've proven we can win without him", Kerr said.
At one point in the second quarter, the Trail Blazers had out-rebounded the champs 19-3. "We just did not play a smart, focused game tonight and it cost us", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
"Without Steph, we're missing a lot on the offensive side of the ball", Durant said.
Next up for Golden State is a trip to Minnesota on Sunday.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.