Curry's ankle issues have flared up again this season, and while the Warriors are on a seven-game winning streak, Curry has suffered two ankle sprains in the last week.
Curry limped back onto the court to shoot his two free throws, then immediately subbed out of the game, with Kerr bringing in second-year reserve Quinn Cook to handle the ball.
As a result of the nagging ankle injury, Curry will not travel with the Warriors as they head to Portland tonight or when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon. Golden State are trying to avoid losing back-to-back games for just the second time this season and the fourth time since the start of the 2015/16 season.
Dwyane Wade had 16 points and Josh Richardson had 13 for the Heat, who moved a half-game in front of Milwaukee and into seventh in the Eastern Conference's playoff race.
Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and nearly single-handedly led the undermanned defending champions' fourth-quarter rally past the San Antonio Spurs for a 110-107 win Thursday night after Curry went down early.
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. In January, Durant finished with a triple-double performance and the Warriors hit 21 3-pointers that made the ultimate difference in the game.
However, home-court is secondary to this Warriors team.
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The Golden State Warriors are 9-1 straight up and 5-5 against the spread over their last 10 games including a current stretch of six straight wins.
Since then, Curry's ankles have been nothing more than a minor problem as he's risen to become one of the NBA's elite players.
Warriors guard Steve Kerr acknowledges he is concerned about health, but not to the point to concede the West's top seed by resting guys. This season, Curry is averaging 26.8 points per game along with 6.3 assists per game.
"I'm impressed with the youth movement that's going on in our country right now", Kerr said.
At the 9:19 mark in the first quarter of the 125-108 loss to the Blazers, Thompson nailed his 200th 3-pointer of the season, making him just the second player in National Basketball Association history to make 200 in six seasons.
Golden State is a 12-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 222 points. Given his absurd volume (30.1 points and 11.2 3-point attempts per game), posting those hallowed percentages was the flawless testament to his uniqueness.
Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a sprained left wrist.