The Golden State Warriors travel to Houston to pay their third match of the seven-game series against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Thursday, April 21, starting 9:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors will look to continue their winning streak, but Steph Curry’s injury still remains a concern for the visiting team.
The media notes reveal that the Golden State has won 14 of the last 15 games against Houston, including six-straight in Monday night’s 115-106 victory at Staples Center. Klay Thompson continues to impress after scoring 34-points in that game.
The Warriors and Rockets are meeting in the postseason for the second time ever following the 2015 Western Conference Finals, which the Warriors won, 4-1, en route to capturing their first NBA Championship in 40 years.
According to official NBA reports, Steph Curry was seen cheering for his team but his right ankle injury is still under supervision. The reports claim, “Curry’s MRI the following day didn’t reveal anything new, leaving him questionable for Game 3.”
Curry practiced Wednesday but said, ”Based on how I feel right now I probably couldn’t play. But tomorrow it could be different.”
Draymond Green wants Curry to join the team as soon as possible. “When Steph goes down, that’s obviously not easy to replace, so not one guy’s going to come out and do what Steph does for this team,” Green said. “Even if a guy comes out and gets 30, he’s still not going to do what or bring what Steph brings to this team. He draws so much attention that he gets other people shots as well. … I think we’re the deepest team in the NBA.”
“You couldn’t see anything today as far as a limp,” Head Coach Kerr said on Wednesday. “So he’s doing a lot better.”
Golden State: Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, Shaun Livingston
Houston: Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, James Harden
Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
Date: Thursday, 21 April 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Live Stream: NBA Live
TV: TNT,TSN2,ROOT,CSN Bay Area
Radio: KNBR 680 AM,KTRH 740 AM