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Warriors' Curry sprains ankle, sits out vs. Heat

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 17, 2013 at 1:20 am •  Published: January 17, 2013
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Curry sat out the final two exhibition games this season as a precaution because of ankle issues. The Warriors then signed him to a $44 million, four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 campaign hours before the season opener at Phoenix, and he had been making a strong case to be Golden State's first All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.

Also on Wednesday, the Warriors said small forward Brandon Rush had surgery on his left knee. Rush was lost for the season when he tore two ligaments in his knee during the second game of the season. He had been receiving treatment in preparation for surgery.

The Warriors said they would have more details on Rush's operation Thursday after team doctors had a chance to speak with the surgeon.