Editor’s Note: Stephen Curry has reportedly avoided a major injury and won’t need an MRI on his left foot per Shams Charania.
The Warriors are optimistic that Curry will be ready to go for Friday’s Game 4 in TD Garden.
The Golden State Warriors and their fans will have to wait until Thursday for an update on Stephen Curry’s health status.
The two-time MVP suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter while diving for a loose ball. Replay showed that Al Horford accidentally fell on Curry while the two vets scrambled for the ball. The play resulted in Curry staying on the floor wincing in pain before he got up and walked around in an attempt to walk off the injury.
Steph appeared to be in pain after scrambling for a ball late in the fourth quarter pic.twitter.com/nRkBaWfCSA— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 9, 2022
Curry remained in the game before Coach Steve Kerr pulled him and the rest of Golden State’s starters with a little over two minutes left.
“The injury didn’t force him out of the game, but I took him out down 14 with two minutes left because we weren’t going to catch up,” Kerr said. “We will know more tomorrow.”
Curry revealed that he had pain in his foot but was hopeful he could play in Friday’s Game 4 during his postgame press conference with reporters.
Curry finished Game 3 with 31 points on 12-22 shooting from the field and 6-11 from distance in 37 minutes of action. The eight-time All-Star made history as the first player in NBA history to record three straight games with five-plus made triples multiple times in his career.
“I got caught — obviously in some pain, but I’ll be all right,” Curry said. “See how it feels tomorrow and get ready for Friday.”
Stephen Curry has now recorded 3 straight #NBAFinals games with 5+ 3PM.— NBA History (@NBAHistory) June 9, 2022
Curry is the only player in NBA History to accomplish this multiple times in his career. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/5HImNztSWK
Game 4 is scheduled for Friday, which doesn’t give Curry much time to recover from the foot injury. The record holder for made three-pointers plays a considerable role in keeping the Warriors’ offense humming. If he’s not at 100 percent, it may hinder Golden State from being able to tie the series back up at 2-2 as the series shifts back to San Francisco.
“We need him if we want to win this thing,” Thompson added. “I know Steph is going to do everything he can in his power to play. I am really hoping he’s okay because he’s our identity, and without him, it will be very difficult.