Warriors Could Be Back To Full Strength By Monday

By Randy Renner, Senior Writer

While Thunder players had Friday off to rest up from their series ending Thursday night win over the Spurs their next opponents were getting some work in out in northern California and they were hearing some good news too.

The Golden State Warriors injury situation seems to be healing up.

Steph Curry (right knee) and Draymond Green (left ankle) both fully participated in the Warriors Friday practice and center Andrew Bogut, who’s been out with a strained right adductor is expected to return for Golden State’s practice today.

Bogut shot some free throws Friday and according to reporters who were at the session appeared to be moving around easily. Head coach Steve Kerr said Bogut did not need an MRI and that Curry “was much better than we ever could have hoped, given the length of time he was out.”

Curry missed two weeks during the playoffs with a strained medial collateral ligament in that right knee but in the two games he played after sitting out that time he looked very much like normal averaging 34.5 points, 9.5 assists and 7.0 rebounds.

“He was phenomenal in both games,” Kerr said Friday. “Now it’s great to get him a few more days of practice and a few more days to treat the injury and hopefully we can put (it) behind us by the time we start this next series.”

Curry admitted he’s not 100 percent healthy.

“When you go from missing weeks to playing two games in 48 hours, it kind of shocks your body. You’ve got to take advantage of these days we have off, get refreshed and rejuvenated mentally and physically and get ready to play.”

Curry said he hopes to be “close to 100 percent” by tipoff Monday night in Oakland.