The Warriors play again on Sunday when they host the Detroit Pistons, so Kerr and Golden State's medical staff saw Saturday as the perfect opportunity to sit Curry and give him some rest with the playoffs coming up.
Steve Kerr on resting Steph Curry tonight. Says he and the Warriors training staff have been discussing this decision for several weeks. With a home back to back this was the time to do it:”It’s a great night to give him a night off.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 23, 2019
Golden State enters Saturday tied with the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference at 49-22. They are currently on a two-game winning streak and 6-4 in their last 10 games.
In 60 games this season for the Warriors, Stephen Curry is averaging 27.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists. The two-time league MVP is shooting 47.1 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 91.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Dubs are trying to win their third straight title this season and fourth in five years. It really doesn't matter where they end up in the standings. It would be a shock to everyone if the Warriors aren't holding up the the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy at the end of the season.
Curry has played in 48 straight games entering Saturday. The sharpshooter has been durable since suffering a left adductor strain back in November.