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As the Golden State Warriors appearance to close out the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Stephen Curry might end up playing a larger function in the series.
Head coach Steve Kerr told pressreporters Curry is no longer on a minutes limitation after his foot injury.
Kerr didn’t reveal if Curry would start Game 5 versus the Nuggets, however it is a possibility he will be in the beginning 5 for the veryfirst time in the series.
Curry suffered a sprained ligament in his left foot throughout Golden State’s 110-88 loss to the Boston Celtics on March16 He missedouton the last 12 videogames of the routine season.
There was atfirst some uncertainty about Curry’s accessibility for the start of the postseason. He injury up being prepared for Game 1 versus the Nuggets, however Kerr utilized him off the bench for the veryfirst time because a playoff videogame versus the New Orleans Pelicans in May 2018.
Curry hasactually come off the bench in each of the veryfirst 4 videogames in this series. The eight-time All-Star hasactually seen his minutes boost with each subsequent videogame, going from 22 minutes in Game 1 to 37 minutes in Game 4.
The Warriors won each of the veryfirst 3 videogames versus the Nuggets. Denver was able to keep the series alive with a 126-121 win in Game 4 on Sunday.
Kerr hasactually relied a lot on a three-guard lineup versus Denver with Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson on the flooring together. Poole hasactually been a breakout star so far in the postseason. The 22-year-old shot over 60 percent from the field in each of the veryfirst 3 videogames and is averaging 24.3 points per contest.
Curry is averaging 27.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per videogame in the series. He is shooting 51.4 percent from the field (38.9 percent from three-point variety).
If Curry relocations into the beginning lineup for Game 5, he might take Kevon Looney’s area if Kerr desires to stick with the three-guard group. Poole might likewise be moved to the bench to offer Golden State’s reserve system a little more punch.
The Warriors will appearance to close out the Nuggets at the Chase Center in Game 5 on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.