For the Golden State Warriors, the one drawback of their Game 1 win against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Semifinals was an ankle injury to Stephen Curry. It didn’t appear overwhelmingly serious but it was enough to keep him entirely out of practice on Wednesday.
Hours ahead of Game 2, Curry spoke to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of NBC Sports Bay Area. He made it clear that he’s not worried.
Steph Curry says ankle is "nothing concerning at all" and he's not worried about playing in game 2
— Ros Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) May 4, 2017
That’s certainly good news for the Warriors and their fans.
The injury didn’t look like anything that would keep him out of normal game action. He was held out for most of the fourth quarter in Game 1. But Curry typically sits for the first half of the fourth quarter. By the time he normally re-enters games, Golden State had a comfortable lead. Aside from giving Curry a few possessions to test things out, he wasn’t needed.
Make no mistake, given Curry’s history with his feet/ankles, how he moves around will be something to watch. But it doesn’t appear as though Curry and his team have much to worry about.