Randolph will be missing for at least two months

Warriors forward Anthony Randolph likely will be sidelined at least two months because of his injured left ankle.

"I expect it to be a long time, and I think it will be," coach Don Nelson said. "I wouldn't call it season-ending, but it'd be pretty close."

Officially, the Warriors announced before the game that Monday's MRI revealed a tear of the two ligaments on the outside of Randolph's left ankle and an avulsion fracture of one of the ligaments. An avulsion fracture occurs when a ligament pulls away from the bone.

Randolph will have his left foot in a protective boot for three weeks. Once the boot is removed, he will be re-examined. Once given the green light to rehab, Randolph likely will need at least four weeks, according to research of several medical Web sites.

Center Ronny Turiaf, a mentor to Randolph, said the second-year big man should use the time to study the game.

"Now is the time for him to sit down and watch film and get better even though he's not playing," Turiaf said. "That may be the one thing he was somewhat lacking ... just watching the game by himself with no coaches around him. And he's going to have plenty of time to do that now."

  • Small forward Cartier Martin, who signed a 10-day contract Sunday, made his Warriors debut. The NBA Development League call-up entered the game in the second quarter. His five minutes of first-half action were highlighted by a 3-pointer.

    Martin received a training-camp invitation from the Warriors after a good showing in July on the Warriors' Las Vegas summer league squad. Instead of taking the invitation, Martin signed a three-year deal with Benetton Treviso in Italy.

    "If I could do it again, I would've been here for training camp. I promise you that," Martin said. "But that's an experience for me. I got a chance to go over there. It was a great life experience. But it wasn't the best situation for me at the time. But, you know, we live and we learn."

    Martin was released in November by Benetton and wound up playing for the D-League's Iowa Energy before being called up on by the Warriors.

  • With Randolph out, forward Vladimir Radmanovic started.

  • Turiaf tweaked his right ankle in the second quarter and had to be helped to the locker room, where his ankle was retaped.

    — MARCUS THOMPSON II