After the Trail Blazers put on an offensive explosion in Game 3 and made this a 2-1 series, it seemed like it was time for Golden State to counter with their own offensive explosion — the return of Stephen Curry.
Except his knee is not quite up to it.
After practice Sunday, here is what Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Curry’s availability for Game 4 Monday in Portland, via Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com.
“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.”
If we don’t see Curry in Game 4, expect him for sure in Game 5 Wednesday back in Oakland. Even if the Warriors win Game 4 and are up 3-1, they will want Curry to get in a game and shake off some rust against the Blazers, not have to do it in the first game against the Spurs or Thunder (either way a series where the Warriors will need Curry from Game 1).
Expect a much better defensive effort from Golden State in Game 4 Sunday, Curry or no. We will see if that is enough.