CLEVELAND — Steve Kerr doesn’t mind Stephen Curry putting his body on the line, even if it results in the Warriors’ superstar landing on the following day’s injury report.
Curry fell hard to the floor Tuesday and bruised his left hip while stepping in to take a charge on the Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden, putting his status for Thursday night in Cleveland in question. Curry was listed as questionable, but after going through shootaround without issue, Kerr upgraded his status to probable.
“I think if you do it correctly, taking a charge is not that dangerous,” Kerr said. “But if you do it incorrectly you can do some damage. The thing about Steph is he knows how to take a charge and keeps himself safe, for the most part.”
Facing the Cavaliers in the first of a back-to-back set, the Warriors decided to rest Andre Iguodala with the expectation that the 37-year-old veteran will return for the second leg Friday in Detroit.
Cleveland will be playing particularly shorthanded Thursday, with Lauri Markkanen, Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, Collin Sexton and Lamar Stevens all ruled out.