Stephen Curry spent the morning of Thursday’s off day at the Warriors’ downtown Oakland practice facility, getting treatment on his right ankle and knee and showing off improvement in his bruised right elbow.
The swollen bursa sac, which Curry said looks like a tennis ball, didn’t need to be drained, and the team’s medical staff thinks the swelling will continue to improve before Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday in Oklahoma City.
“The elbow is fine,” Curry said after scoring 15 of his team-high 28 points in a two-minute, third-quarter sequence of the Game 2 win Wednesday.
Chasing a loose ball in the closing three minutes of the first quarter Wednesday, the point guard took a scary flip over the first row.
Curry smacked his elbow when he landed on the metal platform in between the rows.
The Warriors took a timeout to assess Curry’s elbow, and reserve center Marreese Speights used the break to provide some good fodder.
Curry took only one shot – a missed left-handed layup – in the second quarter, but he proved that his elbow’s range of motion was unaffected in the third quarter during his latest Curry Flurry.
The point guard scored 15 points in a span of one minute, 58 seconds.
Reserve guard Ian Clark even cautiously touched the welt.