Warriors star guard Stephen Curry fell hard on his right hand on a drive to the basket in the first half of Golden State’s 138-96 win over Chicago on Friday and winced in pain for a few minutes, but stayed in the game.
Curry said after scoring 19 points to help the Warriors to their most lopsided win of the season that he will get his hand looked at by the team’s medical staff, but he indicated he didn’t think it was serious.
“Anything that involves the hands, especially the right one, you’re a little concerned,” he said. “But the feeling came back, the strength came back. It hurts, but I’ll be all right.”
Curry said that at first it brought back flashbacks to when he suffered a broken left hand after a hard fall at the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
“I have some PTSD from two years ago,” he said. “When I landed it felt kind of the same but we’ll get it looked at and figure it out. Should be all right.”
Curry is averaging 26.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals for the Warriors.
The Warriors, meanwhile, rested guard Klay Thompson as planned after he played 20 minutes at Milwaukee in his third game back. They plan to “bump him up a little bit” when they visit Minnesota on Sunday, coach Steve Kerr said. The five-time All-Star missed 2 1/2 years because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament and an Achilles tendon injury.
Kerr is “hopeful” forward Draymond Green (left calf tightness) returns Tuesday when the Warriors host Detroit. Green missed his third consecutive game and Kerr said it makes more sense to have him continue rehabbing in the Bay Area rather than join the team at Minnesota.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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