Whether or not the Golden State Warriors will have the services of Stephen Curry when they take on the Lakers on Friday night remains to be seen.
Curry, who missed Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies with a concussion, has been cleared for non-contact drills and did “quite a bit of shooting” during practice on Thursday, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. However, he is still listed as day-to-day.
Curry suffered a hit to the head in the fourth quarter in a game against the Jazz on Monday when he dove for a loose ball with Marvin Williams, and Williams wound up falling on top of Curry’s head while the Warriors’ guard was lying facedown on the ground. Curry stayed down for a bit, and eventually walked off the court into the locker room under his own power.
“I hadn’t had any kind of concussion episodes before, so when it first hit, it rung my bell pretty hard. I haven’t seen it on tape, but the way it felt, it was definitely pretty serious,” he told Simmons after the game. “When you go from feeling to really good to getting your head smacked into the ground, it shocks you a little bit.”
With Curry out on Wednesday, the Warriors were forced to start Andre Iguodala at the point and plug-in Harrison Barnes as a starter. The Warriors’ offense frankly did not look like itself without Curry running the show, as they only scored 81 points and lost despite holding the Grizzlies to 38.6% shooting.
In 10 games this season, Curry is averaging 19.9 points and 8.7 assists per game. He is shooting 45.8 percent from behind the 3-point line.