OAKLAND - Two days after dislocating his left middle finger, Stephen Curry went through a full practice Thursday afternoon and is on track to play Game 3 Saturday evening against the Rockets.
In addition to practicing, Curry, who dislocated his finger in the first quarter of Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Rockets - went through his usual post-practice shooting routine with assistant coach Bruce Fraser sporting a wrap on his non-shooting hand. With four days between games, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is hopefully Curry can get back to his usual form.
"He's got it taped up but it's probably good we have a few days off so hopefully the pain will continue to go down as we get closer to game time," Kerr said following Thursday's practice.
Following Game 2, Curry said the biggest challenge in his recovery is finding a rhythm shooting. Following the injury, Curry shot just 6-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-13 from 3-point range. Curry's injury is just the latest in the Warriors' backcourt. Guard Klay Thompson suffered a sprained last week in Game 6 of the Western Conference First round series against the Clippers. Still, Thompson has yet to miss time.
"We're very lucky to have the training staff that we do," Thompson said. "I know if we didn't have them, we would not be able to do what we do on a nightly basis."