Curry optimistic he will play in Sunday's Game 4

Jackson on Curry: We'll see tomorrow and make decision

Curry optimistic he will play in Sunday's Game 4
May 11, 2013, 3:30 pm
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If I can give the team anything, I will play.
—Stephen Curry

OAKLAND -- Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Western Conference semifinal Game 4 against San Antonio.

X-rays on his sprained left ankle were negative and there is no MRI scheduled.

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Despite the injury, which re-aggrevated a similar one that occurred in the first round against Denver, Curry said he thinks he will play.

"If I can give the team anything, I will play," he said. "I feel like if I can get to a point where I’m not hobbling and I can cut how I want to. It doesn’t gave to be 100 percent, as long as I can be confident that it won’t do any further damage.

"I have a feeling I’ll be at that point tomorrow, no problem."

Warriors coach Mark Jackson was less committal and said he didn't have a gut instinct either way.

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"We have to trust the process," Jackson said. "He'll continue to get treatment and see how he feels after all of that is done tomorrow and then we'll make a decision."

Curry sprained his left ankle with four minutes, 40 seconds left in Game 3's 102-92 loss, but remained in the game.

"I didn’t think I was too much of a liability on the defensive end to stay out there and hopefully draw some attention on the offensive end still," Curry said. "Same kind of thing in Denver when I came back in the fourth quarter, it was a minor tweak that I was able to continue to play and run (on), somewhat, so I felt like I could help out in some way, whatever way I could."

If Curry is unable to play Jarrett Jack will start in his place.

"With Steph Curry or without, we got Jarrett Jack for this reason," Jackson said. "He's a gamer and he'll be ready for Game 4 so that is not a concern."

 

Curry sat out of a 95-88 loss at San Antonio during the regular season, in which Jack scored 20 points as the starter. The Warriors were 2-2 in the four games Curry missed during the season.

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