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Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors star 'not close to playing,' report says

Warriors star Stephen Curry is four weeks out from when he sprained the MCL in his left knee, and it appears he's going to need a full six weeks to return to Golden State's lineup, The Athletic reported early Friday morning. Curry sustained the injury March 23 and was expected to need 4-6 weeks

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Kurtenbach: 'Bigger than basketball' — Erin Popovich's death puts the game in perspective for the Spurs, Warriors

SAN ANTONIO — Thursday's Game 3 between the Warriors and Spurs was supposed to feel monumental. Two rivals, battling in the postseason, with the series — and a season — effectively on the line? That's huge. Only Game 3 it didn't seem all that important in the build-up to tip-off Thursday.

Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/20/erin-popovich-warriors-spurs-game-3-gregg-kevin-durant-steve-kerr-death/?src=rss

NBA playoffs: Joel Embiid makes DARK threat after Justise Winslow tried to SNAP his mask

Embiid made his first start in 10 games since suffering a left orbital fracture that required corrective surgery at the end of March. The seriousness of the injury requires Embiid to wear a mask made of carbon and polycarbonate to protect the affected area with one team source telling local reporter

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/othersport/948905/NBA-playoffs-Joel-Embiid-Justise-Winslow-Philadelphia-76ers-Miami-Heat-mask-snap-threat?src=rss

Kurtenbach: The Warriors have a 3-0 lead on the Spurs, so it's ok to look ahead to the Pelicans

SAN ANTONIO — The Warriors didn't play their best game on Thursday. Not even close. But it didn't matter — they were playing the Spurs. The Warriors won Game 3 of their first-round playoff series with San Antonio 110-97 in Thursday night, taking a commanding — nay, series-deciding — 3-0 lead.

Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/20/golden-state-warriors-vs-san-antonio-spurs-game-3-highlights-video-highlights-gregg-popovich-erin-kevin-durant/?src=rss

NBA playoffs: Blazers star Damian Lillard assesses Pelicans tactics on his performances

The Blazers finished third in the West year, surpassing expectation to secure home-court advantage in the first round. But they got off to a horrific start, losing two straight at the Moda Centre in Oregon, with free-scoring backcourt duo Lillard and CJ McCollum failing to find their groove against a

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/othersport/948826/NBA-playoffs-Portland-Trail-Blazers-New-Orleans-Pelicans-Damian-Lillard-stats?src=rss



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