Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is unlikely to feature in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets on Monday due to an ankle injury.
Curry injured his right ankle in the second quarter of the Warriors’ 104-78 rout of the Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs on Saturday.
Instead of practicing with his team-mates on Sunday, Curry received treatment on his ankle and head coach Steve Kerr confirmed that an update on the 28-year-old’s condition will be provided prior to the game.
“He’s questionable. He didn’t practice today,” Kerr told reporters. “He’s getting treatment. We’ll have an update tomorrow.
“He’s doing a little better than yesterday. Again, he’ll get treatment today, get some rest, get off his feet, and do the same thing tomorrow at shootaround and see how he’s feeling.”
Should Curry be sidelined for Game 2, Kerr acknowledged that his side will need to adjust to ensure the Rockets don’t bring themselves level at 1-1.
“Kind of changes things. We don’t seem to be as good of a coaching staff when Steph goes out. I don’t know why,” he said. “Steph missed three or four games this year. We did fine. We’ve got to find different ways to score, but we’ll prepare for that and see what happens.
“We always factor [the schedule] in. One way to look at it is if we don’t play him, that’s … four [days] in between. Again, we’ll reassess tomorrow.”
Curry has been the Warriors’ best player throughout the season. In the 79 games he played in the regular season, Curry averaged 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game.