ORACLE ARENA – Coming off their four-game road trip, the Warriors will not play point guard Stephen Curry as he rests his sprained right ankle. Curry tweaked the ankle in the Warriors game at Toronto.
Head coach Mark Jackson told the media in his pregame session he’d wait until Saturday’s game vs. Phoenix to play Curry:
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“That’s realistic. I really believe if it was a playoff game or a must win, Steph Curry would be in uniform tonight but we’re not going to put him out there until he’s right so there’s no concern.”
Coach Jackson also said Andrew Bogut will not play 40 minutes against Dallas.
In the locker room, Curry was on the stationary bike and SFBay got an exclusive interview with him:
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“It’s all right. It’s just another little setback but hopefully we’ll be ready to go by Saturday.”
Tip-off for the game is at 7:30 p.m. It will be nationally televised on TNT.