Curry cools calf concerns


Steph Curry has played down concerns over an injury that threatened to flare up during the Golden State Warriors' narrow NBA victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day.

MVP Curry took a knee to his calf as Utah Jazz were beaten 103-85 at the Oracle Arena last Wednesday and, while the problem did not prevent the All-Star point guard from playing in the 2015 Finals re-match against the Cavs two days later - which the Warriors won 89-83 - it did prompt him to leave the court and seek treatment in the first half.

The 27-year-old though insisted it was not a major issue and expects to play when the Western Conference leaders host the Sacramento Kings on Monday.

"It's alright," he said.

"[I] just needed a little tape adjustment during the first quarter, and was able to get through it. 

"Now we have two days off, with a couple of practices, hopefully I'll be back to one hundred per cent."

Interim Warriors head coach Luke Walton, who is likely to soon hand back control of the team to Steve Kerr as his rehabilitation from back surgery nears its conclusion, was somewhat alarmed at the sight of a prized asset leaving the court, but is placing his trust in Curry's optimistic self-assessment.

"Obviously any injury Steph has is very concerning, but he said he felt good," Walton said.

"I don't know the details of it other than he told us if he felt anything else, he would be done for the night, and he didn't.

"So I don't know if that's more with the trainers during the game, but obviously the guys have tomorrow off and Steph will be in to get treatment, and he'll do what he needs to do to take care of his body. 

"We have no problems resting him, should he need the time to heal."