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Warriors coach Steve Kerr officially ruled guard Stephen Curry out of Game 1 on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers, but left open a crack of hope that he could possibly play in Game 2 on Tuesday night. “I’d be shocked if he played Tuesday because he hasn’t even been out on the floor yet,” Kerr said. “I’m not going to rule him out for Tuesday, but not much of a chance he’d play then.”
Storyline: Stephen Curry Injury
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“You don’t expect us to win, right?” Davis said, referring to the semifinal matchup with the Warriors. One by one, the journalists shook their heads, offered a quiet “no” or blurted out a laugh. “We have nothing to lose,” Davis said. “If we go out and get swept, that’s what everyone is expecting. So that’s how we’ve got to play it. Just give it all we’ve got … and see what happens. But we really have nothing to lose. Because all y’all expect us to lose. The only people who believe that we are going to win it are the 15 people on the roster and the coaching staff. We’re going to fight until the end.”
“We thought this team was tough without CP and Blake,” Lillard said of the Clippers. “That’s a championship team. Even without Steph, they’re still a championship team. So we’ve got to keep our mind right, compete, play together. We can’t be worried about who’s not out there, because we just watched them beat Houston by 25 twice without Steph. We’ve just got to keep improving on things we’ve done well and be locked in for that series.”