If anyone ever questioned the Golden State Warriors’ ability to win without defending MVP point guard Steph Curry, they might want to take a look at what the team is doing now. Curry has not played since spraining his MCL in Game 4 of the first-round series against the Houston Rockets and he won’t be available for Game 3 Saturday night against the Portland Trailblazers.
Head coach Steve Kerr made the announcement Friday morning saying that they feel it is best for Curry to sit out and fully heal before he makes a return. The NBA Coach of the Year also noted that there is a “slight chance” Curry is able to return for Game 4 on Monday.
Steve Kerr told us Steph Curry will not play in game 3 of series and there is a "slight chance" he plays in game 4.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) May 6, 2016
Even without Curry on the floor, the Warriors have absolutely dominated their opponents. They have outscored teams by 18.1 points per every 100 possessions that the point guard isn’t on the floor, which is unheard of.
Of course, if Steph Curry is able to return for the Conference Finals, which will likely be against the San Antonio Spurs, he would provide a huge boost for the team. He has averaged 30.1 points and 6.7 assists per game this season.
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