Jackson on Curry starting: 'We'll play it by ear'

Jackson on Curry starting: 'We'll play it by ear'
March 7, 2012, 7:57 pm
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Warriors coach Mark Jackson said during morning shoot-aroundthat he doesnt know whether Stephen Curry or Dominic McGuire will be in thestarting lineup Wednesday night against Memphis.McGuire has started the past four games for the Warriors,while Curry is beginning to return from a strained tendon in his rightfoot.Curry came off the bench and played nine minutes against theWashington Wizards on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
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Well play it by ear and see how he feels and try to gethim as close to 100 percent, if not at 100 percent, as possible, Jackson saidabout Curry possibly starting against the Grizzlies. Hes my starting pointguard, theres no question about that. But right now we want to make sure hegets healthy.Jackson also said the team has no set plan to increase Currysminutes incrementally. In other words, theres been no discussion of bumpingCurry up to, say, 20 minutes Wednesday night and then 30 minutes against Dallason Saturday.Well play that by ear, Jackson said. The other night(Washington) we played great from the jump. We had them at bay all along. Theright thing to do was not to rush him back. Im sure if I need him, hell giveus more minutes. But I thought last game we played extremely well and we got agreat effort across the board. So, there was no sense in playing him extendedminutes.

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