Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry went through all of Monday’s practice and is expected to play Tuesday after sitting out Saturday’s game because of an illness.
“He’s feeling better today,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said during a video conference with reporters after Monday’s practice. “He went through practice, participated fully, so we anticipate he’ll play [Tuesday].”
Curry, who is averaging 29.9 points per game this season, was a surprise last-minute scratch prior to Saturday’s 102-100 loss to the Hornets. The other good news for the Warriors is that Kerr is optimistic that both James Wiseman (wrist) and Kevon Looney (ankle) will play against the Knicks after going through all of Monday’s practice. The Warriors want to see how each warms up and responds Tuesday before making a final decision.
“If they’re both ready to play, they’ll both play,” Kerr said of his larger rotation with both big men back in the fold. “Obviously we can’t play 12 guys, so I’m going to have to make some moves, and that’s what I’m going to do. I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to do because I got to talk to our players first, but if Loon and James are both active, then they’ll both be in the game.”
Kerr said he anticipates Looney being back in the starting lineup if he is able to play. Looney has been out since rolling his ankle on Feb. 2. Wiseman has been out since Jan. 30 after injuring his wrist.