Stephen Curry to miss game three against Blazers

Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Friday that Curry would miss a fourth straight playoff game after spraining a ligament in his right knee in game four of the Warriors first-round series win over Houston.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (left) speaks with player development coach Bruce Fraser during a practice session.   -  AP

Golden State guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out of Saturday's game three of the Warriors' NBA playoff series against Portland as he continues to recover from a knee sprain.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Friday that Curry would miss a fourth straight playoff game after spraining a ligament in his right knee in game four of the Warriors first-round series win over Houston.

Kerr said on "The Dan Patrick Show" radio broadcast on Friday that there was a "slight chance" that Curry could be back on the floor for game four against the Trail Blazers on Monday "if he gets great work in the next few days."

The Warriors lead the Trail Blazers 2-0 in the best of seven series after two victories at home. Portland hosts game three on Saturday.

"If he's ready to play, he'll play," said Kerr. "That's based on what the trainers tell me, and what we see with our own eyes in practice. He hasn't practiced with us yet."

Curry also missed the second and third games of the Houston series due to a sore right ankle. He returned for game four, only to slip on a wet spot on the court and hurt his knee.

"He's getting better every day," Kerr said. "But until he's out on the floor with our team and he's scrimmaging and we're seeing him move and our trainers say it's a go, we'll just keep doing what we're doing."

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