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Draymond ruled out of Warriors-Lakers with left ankle sprain originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Talk about adding injury to insult.
Draymond Green was forced to leave late in the first half of the Warriors' game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Sunday night and was ruled out by the team at the beginning of the third quarter with a sprained left ankle.
With under five minutes remaining in the second quarter, Green contested a driving layup by Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and after coming down, the Warriors' forward rolled his ankle.
He hobbled down the court and eventually was replaced by Juan Toscano-Anderson when the Warriors called a timeout.
When Green left the game, the Warriors were down 60-31 to the Lakers. Los Angeles eventually rolled to a lopsided 117-91 victory.
Before exiting the game, Green had six points, two assists and one rebound in 13 minutes of action.
It's unclear how severe Green's injury is, but it puts a damper on a strong month for the three-time NBA All-Star. He edged Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young as the NBA's top assist man in February with 149. It's an impressive feat for the forward, who doubles as a center from time to time.
If Green's injury forces him to miss time, the good news is that the All-Star break is coming next weekend, so he will have time to rest before the Warriors open the second half of the season on March 11 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.