Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday and has "maybe a slight chance" of returning for Game 4 on Monday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday. Stephen Curry was again missing for the Warriors but while he was originally considered a chance to make it for Game 3, coach Steve Kerr has said that he doesn't expect him to be ready for Saturday. Interestingly, Curry had a platelet rich plasma treatment injected into his knee to accelerate the healing.
Curry looked much like his healthy self except for a brace covering his injured right knee. He tried to return after halftime but shook his head after testing the knee and returned to the locker room.
(Reuters/Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) blocks the shot of Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) during the second quarter in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena.
"I thought our crowd the other night helped us win and helped us come back and helped us regain momentum", Kerr said. "He's made progress each day".
"Yesterday, I didn't even want to see a basketball".
On Thursday, Curry was on the court during a Warriors practice session but could not do any of the scrimmaging that the coaches and medical staff need to witness before clearing him for a comeback.
Curry is still recovering from a sprained MCL, and has missed the first two games of the team's second-round playoff series.
Golden State is now 5-1 against the Blazers this season, as the series will shift to Portland for games three and four on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. So that's why he started out Game 4.
"We came back after 0-2 against the Clippers". "It buys us a little bit more time if anything".
The Warriors have a 2-0 lead against Portland in this best-of-seven series.
"I just was flat, wasn't moving well", Bogut said. While he's going through that, what's his body going to feel like? After getting the lead with less than six minutes left, they never looked back.
The whole point here is that no matter what level you play, high school, college, professional, the game is not that much different. You need a player with that killer instinct in a hostile environment such as Portland and Thompson can be that guy. So there's all kinds of factors here and dynamics. "Limit those things - lobs, limit easy things at the rim - and I think we'll be okay".
Though the Warriors managed to win in past two games, it does not necessarily mean that they are already taking control of the series.