The Golden State Warriors trail the Boston Celtics 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals. It's still either team's series to win, especially with the latest update on Stephen Curry.
According to Steve Kerr, Curry feels good and will play in Game 4 without any restrictions. ESPN reporter Kendra Andrews tweeted the crucial update Friday afternoon:
Stephen Curry went through shootaround this morning and is feeling good, Steve Kerr says. Curry will play, and will not be under any kind of restrictions.
— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) June 10, 2022
Kerr's update that Curry will have no restrictions is a huge amount of reassurance for Warriors fans, who are scarred from the superstar sharpshooter's similar injury from the end of the regular season.
On March 16, the Celtics and Warriors played their final regular-season matchup against one another. During it, Marcus Smart and Curry went after a loose ball. Smart dove and landed on Curry. The collision resulted in a torn ligament in Curry's left foot that forced him to miss the rest of the regular season.
While it's rare that the exact same injury would happen just a few months later, it almost did. In fact, Curry even described it as the “same thing that happened in March against Boston, but not as bad.” Al Horford landed on Curry's left foot while they fought for a loose ball in Game 3. Fortunately, this time, as Curry noted after the fact, the injury is not as severe.
The Warriors guard will not miss any time due to the injury, and the Dubs have all hands on deck heading into Game 4.