Emergency update! According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Stephen Curry is QUESTIONABLE for the Clippers game, along with Jordan Poole.
Despite the change in status from “probable,” as reported earlier in the night, Curry is still expected to play, according to Steve Kerr via 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. Below is my original post on Curry’s ankle with some more news on the Dub’s injury list.
Stephen Curry is probable for Friday night’s rematch against the Clippers at Chase Center, according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kerith Burke. It’s a sigh of relief for Warriors fans and dare I say the NBA, since Curry, the superstar point guard, missed nearly all of last year’s campaign.
Now that Curry’s health appears to be of no concern, we can switch to his lackluster performance against the Clippers on Wednesday. Curry scored just 13 points after scoring totals of 62 and 30 the previous two games. He tallied 62 versus the Blazers on Sunday and scored his 30 in three quarters against the Kings the next day.
Despite Curry’s off night and injured ankle, which occurred late in the game, the Warriors kept the contest close against the battle tested Clippers, who are led by forwards Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. If Golden State can have the same defensive performance it did on Wednesday and sprinkle in some more Curry points, they could have a chance to notch a victory against a high-quality club.
Simmering beneath the surface here are Curry’s past ankle issues, which were serious. He had major surgery on his right ankle, which cause him to miss a lot of playing time early in his career. This injury, thankfully, concerns his left ankle.
Additional note: According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau, Curry wasn’t the only player that didn’t practice Thursday
In addition to Curry, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. didn’t participate in team work Thursday. None are considered seriously hurt, and they’re all listed as probable for Friday’s game.San Francisco Chronicle/Connor Letourneau