Warriors: Stephen Curry is recovered from dehydration, will play in Game 6

CLEVELAND – Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in a potential championship clincher after recovering from dehydration, a team spokesman said Monday.

Curry traveled with the team to Cleveland and did not receive additional treatment for dehydration after taking in fluids to address lightheadedness following the Warriors’ win in Game 5 against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Curry after scoring 37 points and conducting a press conference returned to the locker room for treatment after the game.


Warriors’ Andre Iguodala replaces Andrew Bogut in lineup for Game 4

CLEVELAND — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala replaced struggling center Andrew Bogut in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had indicated less than two hours before tipoff the lineup would not change.

But Iguodala made his first start of the season for the Warriors after he accepted a bench role under coach Steve Kerr. He had started every game of his 10-year NBA career until this season.

Bogut averaged 3.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in the first three games of the series.


Mychal Thompson on Matthew Dellavedova: ‘That’s a joke to think he can stop Steph Curry’

Mychal Thompson, the father of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, thinks Stephen Curry was off on his shot and it wasn’t the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova who stopped the MVP.

“Dellavedova, he couldn’t stop Steph if Steph was asleep,” Mychal Thompson said on the ESPN LA radio show he co-hosts on Thursday before Game 4. “Steph is that good of an offensive player, that great of a shooter, that great of a ball-handler.

“So giving him credit for stopping Steph Curry, people who are doing that don’t understand that Steph Curry is one of those kind of guys – Kevin Durant, Kobe (Bryant) when Kobe was in his prime. There’s nothing you can do with guys like that. They’re going to score. You’re just trying to make things as difficult as possible for him. And Dellavedova’s scrapping, and he’s hustling. I give him credit for that. And he’s trying his little heart out. But no, come on. That’s a joke to think he can stop Steph Curry.”

After Dellavedova took over for Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup, Curry in Game 2 had the worst playoff shooting performance of his career before bouncing back in the fourth quarter of a Game 3 loss.

According to SportVU, Curry was 0 for 7 from the field while being defended by Dellavedova in Game 2. In Game 3, Curry was 3 for 9 from the field going up against Dellavedova, missing each of his six 2-point attempts.

“He’s a scrappy guy, man,” Mychal Thompson said of Dellavedova, the undrafted Saint Mary’s product who has turned into a sensation in the Finals.

“The way he’s playing Steph, he’s being physical. He’s grabbing, clutching. He’s just going after guys’ knees and stuff. Did you see him go after Draymond (Green’s) knees the other night, by the way? The league sort of didn’t notice that.”


Warriors’ Marreese Speights moves on from missed dunk

CLEVELAND – The last time Warriors big man Marreese Speights saw the court, he blew a wide-open breakaway dunk to end the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The Warriors went on to lose the game to the Cavaliers in overtime, and Speights after the 0-for-3 shooting performance did not play in the Game 3 loss. He indicated Thursday, hours before Game 4, that he quickly moved on from the missed dunk.

“Why would it be in my head?” Speights asked. “I played five minutes. Yeah, I missed a dunk, but at the end of the day, it happens in this league. People don’t realize I was plus-four that game.

“My confidence is always high no matter what it is. Missed dunk, (if I) missed eight shots in a row, I still impact the game in a different way as in playing defense, boxing out my man or helping out on defense.”


Warriors’ Klay Thompson to play after getting kneed in Game 2: ‘It’s just a charley horse’

CLEVELAND – Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he was kneed in the thigh in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but he will play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 on Tuesday.

“It’s just a charley horse,” said Thompson, who scored a team-high 34 points Sunday.

Thompson did not appear on the Warriors’ injury report released Monday before WKYC-TV reported he had a “noticeable limp” getting off the team bus after the team arrived in Cleveland.

A team spokesman said Monday after the report that Thompson was getting regular icing on his leg. Thompson before Game 3 downplayed the notion he was limping.

“As far as I know, everything’s fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.


Warriors’ Stephen Curry jokes he wants to be Akron product to deliver a championship as Cleveland watches

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry was born in the same Akron, Ohio hospital as the Cavaliers’ LeBron James.

Curry within months had moved out of the state. James grew up in the area and now could lead Cleveland to its first major professional sports championship in 51 years.

Curry is well aware of the drought and joked that instead of James, he could be the one to end it even though he doesn’t actually self-identify himself as an Akron native.

“No disrespect to LeBron,” Curry told Good Morning America, smiling. “I want to be the first Akron guy to bring a championship to that area, so it should be fun.”

The Warriors and Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals beginning tonight at Oracle Arena.


Watch Stephen Curry fan LeBron James get wowed at Davidson games by ‘a special kid’

LeBron James used to go out of his way to watch Stephen Curry play. And like he does now, Curry put on a show.

“I just kind of read upon his story from Day 1 how under-recruited he was,” James told reporters.

“I just thought he was special. I thought he was a special kid. I’m very good at noticing talent, and I thought he was special then. And obviously, he is now still.”

One time, James was playing at Charlotte made his way over to Davidson. Another time, he made the drive over to Detroit for an NCAA tournament game. Both times, he was caught on camera being blown away.

Here’s video from his trips to get his fix of Curry.