Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to play Monday night’s game against the visiting Lakers.
Curry was questionable after spraining his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over Washington. He received treatment Sunday and Monday. After pregame warm-ups, watched by coach Mark Jackson, the athletic trainers and even general manager Bob Myers, was given the green light to take part in the starting lineup.
It was the third time he’s sprained his ankle this season, the other two times happening in January. But he’s only missed four games this season, two each time.
Monday’s game has some importance. The rival Lakers have beaten Golden State six straight times, including three straight at Oracle. Perhaps most important, the Warriors sit just a half-game ahead of Houston for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference with 11 games to play.
Should the Warriors have rested him? Or if he can play, he should play (especially against the Lakers)