Warriors' Stephen Curry expects to play vs. Lakers despite ankle injury 

click to enlarge Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry falls to the court, injuring his ankle, after being fouled by Washington Wizards' Cartier Martin in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. - AP FILE PHOTO
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  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry falls to the court, injuring his ankle, after being fouled by Washington Wizards' Cartier Martin in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 35 points in Saturday night’s win over the Washington Wizards, but Golden State’s fourth-year player was forced to leave in the fourth quarter after injuring his right ankle — again.

X-rays were taken after the game, and while they came back negative, Curry’s status for today’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers was in doubt.

On Sunday, Curry left no doubt about his status.

“I’m fine. Don’t worry about my ankle, I’ll get through it like I usually do,” he said, according to ESPN.com. “I have to get my treatment and get ready for Monday.”

Monday’s game is crucial as the Warriors (40-31) hope to solidify their hold on the sixth playoff spot in the West and the Lakers (36-34) are hanging on to the eighth and final spot in the West.

Curry has had a history of ankle problem. And despite the importance of Monday’s game, he remains cautious.

“You have to be smart at this point of the season,” Curry said “Fighting through something when you’re not ready, when you have bigger things coming down the stretch, you have to be smart. We know the Lakers are coming, and they’re right behind us and need that game.”

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