Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has reassured fans that Steph Curry should be fit for the start of the playoffs despite limping out of Tuesday’s 112-103 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The six-time NBA all-star suffered the non-contact injury while dribbling towards the three-point line early in the contest at the Smoothie King Center.
The 31-year-old was quickly removed from the game in what the Warriors described as a ‘precautionary measure’ and he is unlikely to feature in their final regular season showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Fans may certainly hold concerns over Curry’s fitness heading into the post-season, but Kerr moved to address those fears after Tuesday’s match by suggesting the point guard will be fit for GSW’s opening playoff game this weekend.
“He’s in there (in the locker room) icing it,” Kerr told reporters. “We think he’s going to be fine. He tweaked it, but we weren’t going to mess around.”
Golden State also have fitness concerns over the likes of Kevin Durant (flu), Klay Thompson (right knee soreness) and Andre Iguodala (toe) ahead of the playoffs, with Kerr having opted to take no chances of any of those players, as well as Andrew Bogut, during the victory over the Pelicans.
Tuesday’s victory was also GSW’s sixth in a row and they appear to be the team to beat in the Western Conference heading into the playoffs.
Indeed, the Warriors are the top seeds in the West and they are priced at 1.25 to win what would be a fifth-successive Conference title this season.