BC-BKN-Warriors-Curry, 1st Ld-Writethru, 506Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2AP Photo OAS102, OAS105, OAS101, OAS103, OAS104Eds: Updates with details, quotes.
Then listed as questionable, Stephen Curry told ESPN that he felt good and was ready to go on Saturday, but cautious training staff made the call to keep him on the sidelines.
Remember that Curry originally sprained his MCL the same game that he returned from a six-game absence due to an ankle injury.
Golden State routed New Orleans 123-101 in Game 1.
"It's been interesting. Obviously when I'm out there I've been playing well, playing at a very high level, we've been winning" Curry said.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry knows as well as anyone that it's almost impossible to beat the Warriors at their own scoring game. "If you can think of any adjustments the Pelicans can make to tighten Game 2 and turn this into a series that goes more than five games, both I and Pellies coach Alvin Gentry are all ears". "I feel like a fan". He added that it's important for Steph Curry to regain his in-game rhythm.
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But after dispatching a talented Oklahoma City Thunder team in the first round, Utah's fantastic season will likely soon end against the Rockets. "We can slow it down and we understand to win games we'll have to execute and maybe win some grind-out games, that's just part of playoff basketball, but everybody loves to run".
In the playoffs, Green has improved his scoring average by 1.2 points per game over his regular season numbers. You know, what we've got to do is, we've got to get (Daivs) more involved in the game from the standpoint of even the double-teams, we've got to get him out on the floor and get space, and we've got to do a better job of shot selection.
Man oh man, just imagine how different the world would be if Thompson never saved the Warriors' bacon in that fateful Game 6 against the Thunder back in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. Anthony Davis was outplayed by Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday failed to lock down Klay Thompson, and they had no answers for Kevin Durant.
The big question now is what role Curry will have upon his return.
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Stephen Curry officially probably will play tonight. He's only of the more under-appreciated stars we've seen in quite some time.