FRESNO Warriors coach Mark Jackson held point guardStephen Curry out of Sundays preseason opener against the Los AngelesLakers.Jackson said he didnt want to play Curry in back-to-backgames this early in the preseason. Curry, of course, missed most of the 2011-12season with ankle issues.It has nothing to do with how he looks, Jackson said 90minutes before tip-off. He looks great. Hes done everything weve asked him todo from the day after Labor Day. Hes in great shape.I just didnt want him to play back-to-back nights. We playat home (Monday), in front of our fans and I thought that would be the betterplace to play. Once again, in typical Steph fashion, he said: Coach, is thereany way I can talk you out of this?Curry said he was looking forward to playing in the firstgame, but he understood where Jackson was coming from.Ill just wait till tomorrow, see how I feel, said Curry,who went through the teams morning shootaround and worked out pregame. Illtest it out, see how it feels. It will be nice to play at Oracle.
Curry held out of preseason opener vs. Lakers
October 8, 2012, 1:32 am