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Warriors’ Looney prepared for prominent playoff role

HOUSTON — Kevon Looney understands his place in this crazy Warriors galaxy. As teammates Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were engulfed by media after Wednesday’s practice, Looney chatted with one reporter off to the side. But make no mistake: Looney could play a prominent role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night, with Golden State’s season twisting in doubt. Andre Iguodala’s knee injury pushed Looney into the lineup in Game 4, the first playoff start of his NBA career. Now, with Iguodala listed as questionable...

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Bulls F Zipser has surgery to repair broken left foot

CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser has had surgery to repair a broken left foot.The team said Friday the operation was performed in his native Germany. The Bulls gave no timetable for his recovery.Zipser averaged 4.0 points in 54 appearances before sitting out the final nine games last season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballCelticsAuthor(s):  Articles Blog Posts Saturday, May 19, 2018Source: APStephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVPs shootingRockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in...

ClutchPoints

Steve Kerr not worried about Stephen Curry after underwhelming games vs. Rockets

Stephen Curry has found it tough to regain his full rhythm after coming back from a Grade 2 MCL sprain that kept him out nearly six weeks. For the first time in a series, Curry has had back-to-back subpar games — scoring less than 20 points in Games 1 and 2 against the Houston Rockets. […] The post Steve Kerr not worried about Stephen Curry after underwhelming games vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Stephen Curry insists ‘I feel good’ after 2 underwhelming games vs. Rockets

Stephen Curry has put together two underwhelming postseason games for the first time in these playoffs, failing to record 20 or more points in Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The former two-time MVP has clearly struggled shooting the ball from deep after coming back from a Grade 2 MCL sprain after […] The post Stephen Curry insists ‘I feel good’ after 2 underwhelming games vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr jokes about the effect of Stephen Curry’s injury on rough Game 2

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was noticeably out of his usual form during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals series against the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. Curry scored 16 points on 7-for-19 shooting from the field. He was especially horrible from long range, as he missed seven of his eight 3-point attempts. […] The post Steve Kerr jokes about the effect of Stephen Curry’s injury on rough Game 2 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Stephen Curry proves knee is fine with one-hand slam at practice

Since making his return to the court in the Western Conference semifinals against the New Orleans Pelicans, there have been many questions posed toward Stephen Curry’s overall health from a Grade 2 MCL sprain to his left knee. The 30-year-old has stepped back into the fold as a key piece to the puzzle helping guide […] The post Stephen Curry proves knee is fine with one-hand slam at practice appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Republican

Who's the real MVP of the Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry?

Some feel Durant has taken over the reigns of the Warriors with Curry fighting injuries. Others believe Curry retains his alpha status.

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Curry "off the leash" in leading Warriors past Pelicans

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry is back doing everything with fire, flair and without fear after impatiently spending almost a month and a half on the sidelines.Curry played his most minutes since missing nearly six weeks with a knee injury, finishing with 28 points and helping the Golden State Warriors advance to the Western Conference finals for a fourth straight year by dismantling Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5 on Tuesday night."I think Coach did a great job though of just giving him a little bit here and there and tonight really just letting him go,"...

The Mercury News

Stephen Curry on how long before he’ll be 100%: “It’s hard to say, to be honest”

Stephen Curry is still trying to work his way back from a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee that sidelined him for 5 1/2 weeks.

The Mercury News

NBA playoffs: Stephen Curry explains how Warriors assistant Bruce Fraser helped him through injuries

Warriors guard Stephen Curry and assistant coach Bruce Fraser spoke to The Bay Area News Group on how their partnership played a key part in Curry's recovery and keeping a positive attitude with his injuries.

ClutchPoints

Warriors’ Stephen Curry hopeful to knock off the cobwebs, build endurance with each game

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry seems to have bounced back well from a Grade 2 sprain suffered six weeks ago, showing no signs of being slowed by lingering pain or discomfort. Yet, the former two-time MVP noted his re-incorporation is a process in itself, one that gets better with each game played. “The […] The post Warriors’ Stephen Curry hopeful to knock off the cobwebs, build endurance with each game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SFGate

Warriors’ Stephen Curry has yet to see benefit of limited regular season

In the regular season, when Stephen Curry missed 31 games with various injuries, Warriors fans took solace in a silver lining: All that time off should make him fresher for the playoffs, right? But as he prepares to play Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday night against the Pelicans, Curry doesn’t necessarily feel the benefit of a limited regular season. It is difficult to stay in rhythm when missing extended time. A week after he returned from a sprained left MCL that sidelined him five-plus weeks, Curry is still not at his best. ...

SFGate

Can Warriors close out Pelicans in Game 5?

Things to watch in Tuesday’s Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals: Will Stephen Curry be the Curry we’re used to seeing? In Game 2, when he returned from a knee injury that had sidelined him five-plus weeks, Curry rode a wave of adrenaline to 28 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes. It was no major surprise to head coach Steve Kerr that, with the excitement of his return gone, Curry regressed in Game 3, scoring 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting in 29 minutes. His conditioning was better in Game 4 and after...

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Steve Kerr thinks Stephen Curry ‘turned a corner’ in Game 4 vs. Pelicans

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was pleased with how his team played in a 118-92 destruction of the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. He was especially glad to see his starting point guard Stephen Curry finally make strides after coming back from a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Game 2 after missing […] The post Steve Kerr thinks Stephen Curry ‘turned a corner’ in Game 4 vs. Pelicans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry ‘turned a corner’ in Game 4 win

NEW ORLEANS — Less than a week after he returned from a knee injury that sidelined him more than a month, Warriors guard Stephen Curry is rounding back into game shape. In Sunday afternoon’s Game 4 rout of the Pelicans in the Western Conference semifinals, Curry made strides that can’t be seen in any box score. His conditioning was markedly better than it was less than 48 hours earlier in Game 3. After scoring nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, Curry is settling back into a groove. "I thought Steph turned a corner tonight," Golden State head...

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Warriors face important questions after getting blown out in Game 3 by Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — With 4:59 left in the Warriors’ 119-100 loss Friday night to the Pelicans in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals, Stephen Curry plodded to the bench and took a seat. For the rest of the game, he sat, stone-faced, next to Kevin Durant as their less-heralded teammates sopped up garbage minutes. It was an unfamiliar scene for the two perennial All-Stars: In a game with plenty of stakes, they were on the wrong end of a rout. That Curry — the franchise cornerstone whose return from a knee injury was celebrated earlier this week —...

ClutchPoints

Dell Curry speaks out on Stephen Curry’s return from injury

The Golden State Warriors have been clicking on all cylinders in the postseason. However, the return of point guard Stephen Curry has reminded everyone why the Warriors are favored to continue their reign as champs. Needless to say, Curry did not miss a beat in his playoff debut. According to Rick Bonnel of the Charlotte […] The post Dell Curry speaks out on Stephen Curry’s return from injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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It wasn’t just Stephen Curry’s 3s that the Golden State Warriors were missing

Stephen Curry, who had been out since March 23 with an MCL sprain in his left knee, returned to the NBA Tuesday. He entered Game 2 of the Golden State …

Golden State Of Mind

The Warriors are finally ready

Stephen Curry is healthy, and after taking the regular season off, the Warriors are ready for another championship. After three years of regular season excellence and three straight Finals appearances, the Golden State Warriors took this regular season off. They dealt with a bunch of injuries, rarely tried on defense, and looked out of sorts all year. There was just a little bit of concern that they wouldn’t be ready for the postseason None of the Warriors’ injuries threatened their postseason success other than Stephen Curry’s MCL injury. The two-time MVP is the engine that drives...

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Stephen Curry dazzles in return as Warriors take 2-0 series lead over Pelicans

Several times in the Warriors’ 121-116 win Tuesday night over the Pelicans in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, Stephen Curry stepped to the foul line as a familiar chant emanated from a sellout Oracle Arena crowd: "M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!" It was a fitting welcome to a player who was finally back from a sprained left MCL sprain that had sidelined him five-plus weeks. In helping ensure that Golden State would fly to New Orleans with a 2-0 series lead, Curry returned to his dazzling ways, pairing 28 points with seven rebounds. Though Curry propelled the Warriors...

The Mercury News

NBA Playoffs: Steph Curry’s return to the Warriors in pictures

Golden State Warriors all-star Stephen Curry made his first appearance of the NBA playoffs Tuesday. The guard who has been injured for the past two months with a Grade 2 MCL sprain went into the game off the bench. Within the first minute of his return, he hit a 3-pointer. So far, the Game 2 […]

Golden Gate Sports

Golden State Warriors win and Stephen Curry impresses in playoff debut

The Golden State Warriors defeat the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 121-116, led epic by the return of Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors‘ star point guard, Stephen Curry finally made his playoff debut last night, and it was in epic fashion. After missing a little over a month with a knee injury, […] Golden State Warriors win and Stephen Curry impresses in playoff debut - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Golden State Of Mind

Warrior Wonder: Steph Curry overcame injury and the Pelicans

Curry lit up Oracle Arena in a Game 2 victory against the Pelicans in a beautiful return from a debilitating knee injury. Stephen Curry is the best point guard in basketball (definitely). He’s the most impactful offensive player in the history of the game (according to his coach and former teammate of Michael Jordan, Steve Kerr). He’s the leader of the defending champion Golden State Warriors (in the words of former MVP Kevin Durant). He’s a two-time MVP, and the only Unanimous one in the history of the league (facts). Without his presence in the playoffs, the Warriors were supposed...

Golden State Of Mind

Recap: Chef Curry cooks, Draymond Green leads intense frontcourt battle

Steph Curry erupted for 28 off the bench while Draymond Green held it down in the frontcourt. He’s here. He’s back. After missing 5 1⁄2 weeks with a Grade 2 MCL injury, Stephen Curry came off the bench with 4:20 left in the first quarter and splashed a three on his first shot attempt. Moments later, Curry pulled up from Vallejo and splashed another three and turned the Oracle Arena into Roaracle again. Back like he’s never left. In Curry’s first seven minutes, he scored 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting and 2-for-3 from deep, and was almost instantly a +10. The ‘Chef would finish...

Golden State Of Mind

It’s official: Steph Curry is BACK!

Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay (inhale) yay yay yay yay yay yay (exhale) yay yay yay yay yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Every fan of the Golden State Warriors can finally breathe out. The news is official: Stephen Curry is playing in Game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans. Injury update: Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is available to play in tonight's Game 2 vs. New Orleans.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 1, 2018 This news was definitely expected, as Steve Kerr said on Saturday that his star point guard was “very likely” to play in Game 2. Yesterday Kerr officially listed Curry as...

The Denver Post

Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2

Just as the Golden State Warriors had hoped, Stephen Curry is poised to return from a left knee injury to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday night against New Orleans.

Golden State Of Mind

Warriors looking for a commanding 2-0 lead on Pelicans

Warriors looking for a win in the midst of Curry’s Return. Game Details WHO: Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans WHAT: Round 2 Game 2 — Warriors up 1-0 in series WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 7:30 p.m PST WHERE: Oracle Arena , Oakland, CA WATCH: TNT LISTEN: 95.7 The Game Blog Buddy: The Bird Writes Injury Report Injury update for tomorrow night's Game 2: Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is probable. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 30, 2018 Steph’s Back The Warriors officially upgraded Stephen Curry’s status to probable...

Fox Sports

Curry ready to return for Warriors in Game 2 vs. Pelicans

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The last time Golden State got Stephen Curry back from a knee injury in the playoffs, he immediately returned to brilliance.

Steph Curry says NBA All-Star drafting experience with LeBron James was 'pretty cool' | NBA on ESPN

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry sheds some light on his strategy against fellow NBA All-Star Game GM LeBron James. ✔

Kevin Durant never considered demanding an All-Star Game trade from LeBron James | NBA on ESPN

Kevin Durant is asked how he heard about being on LeBron James' team for the NBA All-Star Game, and whether he considered demanding a trade to get on Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry's squad. ✔

NBA All Star Captains Duel! : LeBron James vs Stephen Curry

Before tonight's announcement of Team LeBron and Team Stephen, we take a look at some of the best highlights against each other from their past matchups! Who would YOU rather play for?