OAKLAND — Steph Curry was battered a bit in Phoenix on Wednesday night, sent tumbling to the floor by two separate hard first quarter fouls by the Suns. After the game, he received treatment and gingerly walked over to reporters in clear pain.
The official diagnosis: Left knee contusion, which will likely force him to miss Golden State’s Saturday night game against the Pelicans. The team is listing him as doubtful. He didn’t practice on Friday.
“Fell on the floor three times and kept banging the side of his knee,” Steve Kerr said. “It’s nothing serious, but I would say he’s doubtful.”
The game is of no seeding consequence for the Warriors. They’ve already locked up homecourt throughout the playoffs, allowing them to take it easy in the final week. But Kevin Durant is returning to the lineup on Saturday and, in an ideal world, the Warriors would like to reacclimate him into a lineup that included Curry. Durant isn’t concerned, though.
“I played 59 games with Steph, 58 games with Steph,” Durant said. “That’s a lot of games. I didn’t just get here yesterday. I’ve been here the whole season, just happened to miss 20 games. I’ve been here the whole year and we were playing well the whole season, so I’ve played with Steph long enough.”