In terms of easy coaching decisions, Mark Jackson called holding Stephen Curry out of the final 30 minutes of Friday's 101-97 preseason victory over the Trail Blazers "top of the charts." Curry came up limping after Portland's Wesley Matthews stepped on the third-year guard's surgically-repaired right ankle during a scramble for a loose ball with 6:10 left in the second quarter. After stretching it out behind the bench and sitting out a team huddle, Curry asked to be put back in two minutes later - but Jackson wouldn't hear of it. "I cut him off mid-sentence," Jackson said. "It was almost like he was speaking another language." Curry ran back to the locker room and didn't return. Jackson said the move was purely precautionary, and that if it were a Game 7, Curry would have re-entered the game. "To me, it's not that important," Jackson said, noting Curry wouldn't require an MRI exam and wasn't being ruled out for Monday's game in Los Angeles against the Clippers. "He's fine." With Curry sidelined, David Lee scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Warriors to their fifth win in six preseason games.
Curry tweaks ankle in Warriors win
San Francisco Chronicle | Oct 20