Curry ‘pretty optimistic’ he’ll play vs Lakers
UPDATE: (6:30 p.m.) -- Stephen Curry will suit up tonight against the Lakers, the Warriors' PR staff announced. Before the decision was made, Mark Jackson said he would not limit Curry's minutes if he was deemed healthy enough to play.
Stephen Curry was present for shootaround Monday morning, but did not run, jump or cut due to a sprained right ankle suffered Saturday against Washington and is questionable for the team's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Coach Mark Jackson will decide shortly before tipoff Monday night whether the team's leading scorer will play.
"Play it by ear, basically," Jackson said. "Take care of what you're able to take care of as far as treatment. Make sure you do everything you can possibly do to put him in position to play and make a decision later on."
Curry was not available for comment as he was undergoing treatment on the ankle following the team's shootaround session.
Curry scored 33 points before the injury occurred with six minutes, three seconds left in the fourth quarter against the Wizards and knocked down a pair of free throws before leaving the game. He has missed four games due to ankle sprains this year.
If he is unable to go, Jarrett Jack will start in his place.
"If he's healthy, he's able to play, he'll play," Jackson said. "If not, he won't. It's that simple. We'll find out out how he feels. We'll listen to the doctors, we'll listen to the trainer, we'll listen to Steph and make a decision."