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Caught Steph Curry standing barefoot on the right ankle he rolled Saturday night vs. the Wizards and, amazingly e-
nough, it was not overly swollen, lending credence to his belief that he'll be able to play in Monday night's big tilt vs. the Lakers. In fact, he hoped to stay on the bench and keep working the flexibility back into it in case he was needed to close out the victory. Coach Mark Jackson, according to Steph, is the one who ordered him to head to the lockerroom and call it a night. "When he saw me stretching, he made the decision pretty quick," Curry told me. "Of the two sprains I've had before this, I've only missed four games. So I'm not too worried about it." Asked if he thought he'd be able to go against the Lakers, he said, "Oh, for sure. It's not terrible, so I'm pretty optimistic." Curry took the ankle-tweaking spill on a fastbreak drive as Wizards forward Cartier Martin tried to grab him. Martin played 10 games for the Warriors back in the 2009-10 season. "He's a good friend," Martin said of Curry. "I definitely didn't try to hurt him. I was just trying to wrap him up so they couldn't get an easy layup."