Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant upgraded to probable, David West out vs. Lakers
Golden State Warriors leading scorers Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have been upgraded to probably prior to their matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, according to the team. Forward/center David West has been ruled out with lateral knee soreness.
Curry had been dealing with a right hand contusion, stemming from Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, which turned into an added injury with a swollen right ring finger, possibly emerging from a steal attempt while getting in the passing lanes during the game.
Durant had missed the team’s last three games after playing with a sprained left ankle during his return to Oklahoma City to face his former team, the Thunder. Durant claimed the swelling was internal, hence making it a more complicated matter than he first let on to head coach Steve Kerr.
The Warriors played against the Sacramento Kings without nearly 50 points in their starting lineup, as Curry and Durant sat out during a narrow two-point loss. Golden State is starting a six-game road trip that begins with the Lakers at Staples Center tonight and proceeds to the East, facing the Orlando Magic on Friday.
The team has lost three of their last seven games, losing to the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Kings in a short span, yet still sitting second in a very loaded Western Conference.