Steph Curry probable, likely to debut for Warriors' Game 2 on Tuesday
- Author: Steve Townsend May 02, 2018,
May 02, 2018, 1:18
But that's par for the course for Davis, as all but one of his field goals were assisted in Game 1, and the remaining basket was a tip in off his own miss. Not surprisingly, Durant has shouldered most of the offensive load in Curry's absence with 27.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. "The plan is to return Tuesday, but ultimately it's up to the training staff". Curry has been rehabbing for quite some time now and his delayed return was likely a precaution taken by Golden State to ensure his status throughout the playoffs.
Golden State leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 after a 123-101 rout in the opener Saturday.
"We'll see", Mirotic said of Curry's uncertain status.
Curry wanted to play - he probably could have played, too - but the Warriors made the right decision to hold him out Saturday.
While that specific fear is mitigated, there's still anxiety that Curry can suffer an unrelated injury playing in a game that the Warriors didn't even need him back for. "He's feeling good. I'd be very surprised if he didn't play". It is more than him contesting Davis one-on-one defensively, it is Green's ability to help and recover on that side of the court that has Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry trying to formulate wrinkles within their re-jiggered offense. They've also connected on 47.9 percent of their shots from the field-good for fourth among playoff teams.
However, only time will tell how Curry will perform upon his return to action, and tonight is that time!
The Warriors dominated in game 1 without Curry, so with a healthy Curry back in the lineup, it's hard to envision a scenario where the Warriors don't win this series.
"The only factor in terms of allowing him to play is his health". The Pelicans were 28-26 and had gone 1-5 in the first six games without DeMarcus Cousins, but surged over the next two months into a No. 6 seed. In all likelihood the team will be matched up against the Houston Rockets and likely MVP, James Harden, in the conference finals. "The other guys stayed home and took the day off".
Pelicans: The Pelicans' 126-120 win April 7 in Oakland snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Warriors.