Stephen Curry hopes to prove Steve Kerr wrong on his recovery time

Nichole Vega
March 28, 2018

This injury felt different for Curry, however.

The 30-year-old Golden State star took a spill on Friday and was subsequently diagnosed with a grade-2 MCL sprain that will keep him out for at least three weeks.

Said McGee: "I was just trying to block a shot, and I ran into him".

With a return for Green and Durant being as close as Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, they both will have plenty of time to get back into rhythm well before the playoffs begin.

Additionally, it depends how the playoff picture in the West plays out.

Quinn Cook had 17 points and eight assists to lead the Warriors, who were playing without their four All-Stars for the first time this season. "There's no reason why we can't come out and really play well down the stretch and be ready for the playoffs and then maybe we get Steph back, and we'll see what happens". Leonard elevates the Spurs to a whole new level with LaMarcus Aldridge in the post. "Steph is going to want to come back because that's who he is, but when he's ready, he's ready, and that's when we'll make the decision". "If I were to answer that question right now, I'd say I wouldn't expect him in the first round of the playoffs". DeMarcus Cousins might be out for the season, but Anthony Davis is alive and well. No one embodies that culture quite like Curry, who is the engine of the NBA's most terrifying winning machine.

Meanwhile, Utah (42-32) pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-32) for the seventh seed in the West, moving 1 1/2 games ahead of ninth-place Denver (40-33). The Jazz would be hard because they're well-coached with Quin Snyder and a defensive presence in Rudy Gobert.

Curry's diagnosis will undoubtedly impact Golden State's title chances, but as long as Green, Durant and Thompson are on the court, the Warriors will remain contenders.

Curry said what this team has endured from a health standpoint as of late should bode well for a silver lining. Just over half of Warriors games have also finished under the O/U total.

During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 97.8 points per game (16.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 100.0 points per game (7.2 below their season average).

They all know that Curry coming back too early is a recipe for a failed repeat. Curry's mentorship to Cook has helped Cook gain confidence playing on the team.

The Golden State Warriors have been mired in a nightmare situation with all four of their All-Star players out of commission with injuries of their own.

The two-time MVP immediately sat in a chair and put his head down before going into the locker room. However, the number that spikes up are the minutes per game.

Defense will be a focal point for the Warriors without their most risky weapon out of the lineup.

That's what former Warriors general manager Larry Riley may have provided Golden State.

Durant and defense will be the keys to surviving without Curry for three-plus weeks.

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