Warriors' Stephen Curry sitting out Game 1 against Pelicans
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 29, 2018 09:06 AM
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Miami Heat on November 6, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Janie McCauley, Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is sitting out Game 1 of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal matchup against New Orleans as he continues to recover fully from a sprained left knee.
Coach Steve Kerr made the announcement during his pregame news conference Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Kerr says it’s “very likely” the two-time MVP will play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) at Oracle Arena.
Curry returned to full practice Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday (Saturday, PHL time), and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday (Monday, PHL time) before inserting him back into the rotation — which could be off the bench initially or on a minutes restriction, or both.
Curry was injured March 23 (Mar. 24, PHL time) on the same night he returned from a six-game absence with a hurt right ankle.