OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says his star player Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals at Portland.
Curry worked out on the court Friday as you can see in KRON4’s video but has yet to scrimmage.
Golden State superstar Stephen Curry zipped around the court bouncing from spot to spot during his typical extensive post-practice shooting routine, driving to the basket past his regular practice coach Bruce Fraser.
Curry looked much like his healthy self except for a brace covering his injured right knee.
“Today was by far the best he looked,” Kerr said. “He’s made progress each day. He took part on the court in a practice today. We didn’t scrimmage but we did a lot of defensive work, five-on-oh, full-court shooting stuff. He took part in all of it and he looked much, much better than he did even two days ago. It’s a great sign, but we still want to see him in a three-on-three, a five-on-five. I don’t think that will happen by tomorrow at 5:30 Portland time. … I don’t see him playing tomorrow.”
On Thursday, Kerr told reporters that Curry has made progress in his rehabilitation for a knee injury suffered during the first round of the playoffs against the Houston Rockets. “Everything has gone very smoothly. He hasn’t had any setbacks,” Kerr said.
Defending champion Golden State leads the best-of-seven series against Portland 2-0. The Warriors had Wednesday off from practice after winning Game 2 on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
Curry injured his knee April 24 when he slipped on a wet spot just before halftime of Game 4 of the team’s first-round series at Houston.