Stephen Curry (knee) exits win, Warriors keep 'fingers crossed'

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry left the Warriors' 119-113 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the third quarter after suffering an apparent left knee injury.

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Curry sustained the injury with 2:01 left in the third quarter after his left knee collided with Dallas' McKinley Wright IV's knee while Curry was defending him.

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They examined him throughout the timeout, and as players returned to the court to resume play, Curry limped back to the locker room. 

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Curry finished his night with 21 points in 7-of-11 shooting and seven assists. 

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Two nights prior, Curry banged that same knee in the second half of Golden State's game against the Denver Nuggets.

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Kerr said he isn't sure if Curry's injury on Saturday night is related to or impacted by that.

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Before Curry's night ended, Kerr had planned on trying to cut down Curry's minute load because of a concern over how much he and Draymond Green have been playing

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 Kerr took Curry and Green out of the first quarter a bit earlier than usual and kept them in the second quarter longer to try and keep their minutes lower.

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In the first half, Golden State scored 36 points in the paint -- nearly half of their points at the time, and tied for their second-most paint points in a half this season

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The Warriors were up 20 when Curry left the game, but the Mavericks cut the game to five with just over 90 seconds to go.

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"When the game is going down the stretch, it's hard for Steve to get a call in every time, you're under pressure, it's intense, you're in the game, you're not really focused on what's coming from the sidelines.

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