NBA: Curry watch continues but Warriors star ‘doubtful’ for Game 4
Golden State star Stephen Curry is making progress but remains unlikely to play Monday when the Warriors take on the Trail Blazers in Portland in the second round of the NBA playoffs.
“I would just say he’s doubtful for tomorrow, but he’s slowly and surely making progress,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Curry, the reigning league Most Valuable Player, hasn’t played since spraining a ligament in his right knee in the fourth game of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series win over the Houston Rockets.
The reigning champion Warriors did fine without him in winning the first two games of their second-round series against the Trail Blazers at home, but fell in game three at Portland on Saturday.
Kerr said Curry was expected to go through a pre-game shootaround on Monday, after taking part in light practice and three-on-three training on Sunday.
“He looked pretty good following what he did (Saturday) in terms of movement, and conditioning’s going to be an issue, but hopefully he can get more and more work, and we’ll see how he comes up (Monday) in terms of getting a night’s sleep coming off the workout,” Kerr said.
Asked if he would be limiting Curry’s minutes when he returns, Kerr said the Warriors are “hoping to have that problem”.
“That’ll be good to have to figure that out,” Kerr said.
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