Warriors' Stephen Curry out against Bucks with sore ankle

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And Bucks coach Jason Kidd predicted as much before Friday night's game, saying that even without, who would sit out with a right sprained ankle, the Warriors still had, and.

The Warriors, who were starting a five-game road trip, won their fourth straight against the Bucks and for the eighth time in the past nine matchups. Luckily, Durant and the Warriors immediately woke back up and were able to slam the door shut on the Bucks in the fourth quarter en route to a key 108-94 road victory on Friday night.

That wasn't quite as good as things got for the Bucks, but they struggled to find consistency throughout the game against Golden State's defense.

The Bucks hit seven of their first 10 shots in the third quarter.

The Warriors had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 125-106 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Milwaukee took a 53-46 lead into halftime despite making only 2 of 14 3-point attempts.

The reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors were triumphant at BMO Harris Bradley Center, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94.

It speaks to the Warriors' depth that they remain the class of the National Basketball Association despite Durant's calf issues and Curry's 15 missed games.

Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton combined for 14 points while the Bucks shot 57 percent (12-for-21) overall in the opening quarter, but Milwaukee missed all six of its 3-point attempts while the Magic went 1-for-5 from long distance.

Early in the fourth quarter, Warriors' guard Klay Thompson took a hard spill and was berated by a fan underneath the basket.

Milwaukee was still down nine just past the midway point of the quarter before Brogdon made two 3-pointers, the latter knotting the score at 79 with 1:28 left before another 3-pointer by Tony Snell helped the Bucks take an 82-80 lead into the final quarter. That 4-3 start is a distant memory now that they have stormed back to the top of the Western Conference standings with Curry still working his way back to full strength.

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