Curry was given a rest day Friday and did not participate in practice, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Golden state head coach Steve Kerr will look for opportunities over the final six-plus weeks to keep Curry and the Warriors' other main contributors fresh in preparation for the playoffs. That could mean days off from practice or sitting a player for a game. Curry is expected to play Saturday night at home against Brooklyn.
Curry was in vintage form Thursday, easily outpacing all other scorers in the contest and posting his best shooting percentages from both the field and three-point range since Feb. 1. The point guard was highly aggressive throughout the contest, with his 10 visits to the charity stripe representing his best total since Nov. 28. Curry had been in a bit of a skid heading into the All-Star break with four sub-20-point performances in his previous five games, but the extended time off seems to have rejuvenated him.
Curry put up 11 points (4-18 FG, 1-11 3pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes in Monday's 132-110 loss to the Nuggets.
Perhaps it was the altitude? Or possibly Saturday's taxing matchup against the Thunder is to blame. Either way, the Warriors did not look like themselves, and Curry's performance epitomized that fact, as Curry shot less than 10 percent from beyond the arc and disappeared from the lineup in the fourth quarter. Coach Steve Kerr let the second unit finish out the game, which definitely affected Curry's output, but he was ice-cold from the beginning. Denver's record-tying feat of 24 threes is hard to overcome for any team, so expect this lackluster outing to be a blip on the radar for Curry, who is still one of the NBA's elite point guards.
Curry put up 26 points (9-19 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists, eight rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes Saturday during a 130-114 win over the Thunder.
After failing to score 20 points in his last two games, Curry bounced back in a major way against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. Curry got off to a cold start, shooting just 1-of-5 from three-point range in the first quarter, but was rock-solid at taking care of the ball. He finished with zero turnovers to his nine assists, an encouraging sign for a player averaging 2.9 turnovers this season.
Curry scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT) along with four rebounds and five assists over 35 minutes in Friday's 122-107 win over Memphis.
This marks two straight games that Curry has been held under 20 points -- he scored 13 in Wednesday's win over the Bulls -- and the first time it's happened since late December. He's taken a combined 24 shot attempts in the two-game run this week, an uncharacteristically low total and reminiscent of those December days when Curry expressed frustration about the team's offense after he'd been held to fewer than 20 points five times during one eight-game stretch. There's been no report of an injury to the two-time MVP and no real reason offered as to why he's not shooting as much during the last two games. All we can say at this point is be patient.
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