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Live playoff updates today: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Basketball fans do the wave towards the end of a time-out during the Golden State Warriors game against the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Basketball fans do the wave towards the end of a time-out during the Golden State Warriors game against the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Follow along as the Warriors begin the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Oracle. Get the latest score and analysis during the game from our writers.

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Live updates tonight: Warriors vs. Rockets in Game 5

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) congratulates teammate Shaun Livingston (34) after a basket against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) congratulates teammate Shaun Livingston (34) after a basket against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Follow along as the Warriors try to clinch their best-of-7 first-round series against the Rockets tonight at 7:30 in Game 5 at Oracle. Get the latest score and analysis during the game from our writers.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to miss at least two weeks due to right knee sprain

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to miss at least two weeks due to the right knee sprain he suffered in Game 4 against the Houston, the team announced Monday.

An MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 sprain of the medial collateral ligament.

Curry is out for the remainder of the first-round series against the Rockets and if the Warriors advance is expected to miss games in the Western Conference semifinals against either the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers.

“Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages,” Curry tweeted. “Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation.”

The Warriors lead 3-1 in the series against the Rockets after a 121-94 win Sunday in Houston, but lost Curry to injury in the second quarter.

Curry suffered the sprain on the final play of the first half when he slipped on a wet spot on the court and saw his knee buckle.

He warmed up before the start of the second half with the intention of playing, but the team’s medical staff and coach Steve Kerr prevented his return.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry ‘feeling good,’ expected to play in Game 4 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday after recovering from a right ankle injury.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry in the morning reported he woke up feeling good like he did Saturday after participating in 5-on-5 scrimmaging in practice.

Kerr said he assumed Curry would play, though no official announcement is expected to be made until after the reigning MVP goes through his pregame warmup.

Curry missed Games 2 and 3 after tweaking the ankle in Game 1. The Warriors lead the series 2-1.

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Live playoff updates today: Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 4

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, shoots around Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, shoots around Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Follow along as the Warriors and Stephen Curry take on the Rockets in Game 4 of their best-of-7 series on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Houston. Get the latest score and analysis during the game from our writers.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to miss Game 3 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets' Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets’ Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry will miss Game 3 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets due to his tweaked right ankle, according to coach Steve Kerr.

Curry had participated in shootaround before meeting with a team doctor and trainers. Kerr and general manager Bob Myers were also in on the decision-making process, according to Kerr.

“He felt pretty good, he moved well, he wanted to play,” Kerr said. But ultimately we didn’t feel comfortable after four straight days of inactivity throwing him in the middle of a playoff game not knowing how the ankle would respond.

“His thought was that he would be OK. We just felt a lot more comfortable putting him through a 3-on-3 tomorrow, probably a 5-on-5 Saturday and really seeing if he’s OK or not. It wasn’t worth the risk if we had put him out there tonight and he had re-injured it. That’s too big of a risk, so we’ll see what happens the next couple days, and hopefully he’ll be ready for Game 4.”

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Live updates tonight: Warriors vs. Rockets in Game 3

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) goes up for a layup against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Monday, May 25, 2015. Houston defeated Golden State 128-115. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) goes up for a layup against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Monday, May 25, 2015. Houston defeated Golden State 128-115. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Follow as the Warriors are looking to grab a 3-0 series lead against the Rockets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Houston. Get the latest score and analysis during the game from our writers.

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