There’s nothing to indicate that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss Monday’s Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. But he won’t be 100 percent, either.
“With a bag of ice strapped to his left knee, Stephen Curry limped out of AT&T Center after Warriors shootaround Monday showing the effects of a play he considered dirty,” Monte Pool of NBS Sports Bay Area wrote. “That the Warriors did not list Curry on their morning injury report for Game 4 Monday night does not make the pronounced limp any less real, and he conceded his gait is affected by that play.”
Curry was banged up at the end of Game 3’s win on a screen from Dewayne Dedmon (watch here).
On Sunday, Curry said, “I know he’s not a dirty player. I’m not going to try to mess up his reputation, but I feel like that was a dirty play,” per Chris Haynes of ESPN.
On Monday, when asked about the comments, Curry stated (via Poole), “Yeah, that’s what I said.”
While the series score sits at 3-0, we can’t say it hasn’t been feisty. The Spurs — in particular Gregg Popovich — have been critical of Golden State big man Zaza Pachulia for what they perceived as a dirty play that sidelined Kawhi Leonard.
Given the extra scrutiny that is being given to this series, we have to wonder what’s next, especially if it’s prolonged by San Antonio on Monday.