Warriors star 'not close to playing,' report says

Florence Fletcher
April 21, 2018

A report in The Athletic Thursday said Golden State's superstar guard is still recovering from his MCL sprain sustained March 23 when he collided with teammate JaVale McGee.

The Warriors will have more clarity on both of those questions within the next week.

Kevin Durant sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-97 Game 3 victory over the Spurs on Thursday evening.

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Game 5 of the series is set for Friday night in Pittsburgh at 7pm, if they Flyers win the series would return to Philly on Sunday. Couturier (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Penguins , Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

It would be next weekend at the earliest before the second round begins, however, so Curry could be given medical approval next Friday and suit up for the start of round two. Curry is expected to return to action during the second round. The Blazers, who trail the Pelicans, 3-0, pick up at least one win to extend that series. 3. After learning the night before Game 3 of the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin, they had something even bigger to play for: their coach.

Curry averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals a game for the Warriors this season, when they finished 58-24, second-best in the Western Conference to Houston and third-best overall in the National Basketball Association, also behind Eastern Conference pace-setter Toronto. The Warriors would have the same schedule for Games 6 and 7, if the Spurs avoid elimination. Curry's knee shows significant progress next week. Following practices and shootarounds, Curry has worked on exercises with an elastic band.

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