PORTLAND – Though he participated Sunday in his most vigorous workout in two weeks, Warriors star Stephen Curry remains doubtful for Game 4 against the Trail Blazers on Monday night.
One day after going through 2-on-2 drills with members of the coaching staff, Curry faced a higher level of competition as teammates, including Ian Clark, were involved.
“He looked pretty good, looked about like he did yesterday in terms of movement,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Conditioning is going to be an issue. But, hopefully, he can get more and more work and we’ll see how he comes up tomorrow, in terms of a night of sleep coming off the workout.
“I would just say he’s doubtful for tomorrow. But he’s slowly but surely making progress.”
Whenever Curry returns to this Western Conference Semifinals series, whether it’s Monday or in Game 5 on Wednesday, he’s likely to show some rust.
Since scoring 46 points in 30 minutes in the regular-season finale on April 13 – his last complete game – Curry has played a total of 39 minutes, spread over the first half of two games. The Warriors seem particularly careful.
“He’ll go through shootaround,” Kerr said. “We’ll see how he is in the morning and figure out some things then.”
When will the Warriors know Curry is ready? The status of the series – the Warriors go into Game 4 hold a 2-1 lead – will have no bearing according to Kerr.
“The trainers would have to tell me that he’s good to go,” Kerr said. “Steph would have to say that he’s good to go. And we would have to figure out a plan from there.”