OAKLAND -- Warriors star guard Stephen Curry will be a game-time decision regarding his availability for Friday night's Game 3 Western Conference playoff matchup against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena.

Curry was not on the court at the team's morning shoot-around as he received what coach Mark Jackson called "round-the-clock treatment" due to a sprained left ankle suffered in the second half of Game 2 in Denver Tuesday night.

Even with the magnitude of the game, Jackson said he would not put his point guard at undue risk.

"There's nothing you can do if you can't play," Jackson said. "He's going to do everything possible to put himself in position to play, and coming over to the arena, we will see how it feels and we will make a decision. I wish I was holding something back, but if you look at the film, it was a pretty nasty sprain."

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, front center, is congratulated by teammates including injured forward David Lee, back, as Curry leaves the court
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, front center, is congratulated by teammates including injured forward David Lee, back, as Curry leaves the court in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the teams' NBA first-round playoff series in Denver on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Curry, who was not available for comment, said Thursday he would be willing to take pain-killing injections in order to play.

"He's a guy who has proven who will do anything within reason to put himself in a position to play," Jackson said. "If he's not playing, he's hurt. I'm going to take care of him. Winning will take care of itself. I have a bunch of guys I believe in. I will not sacrifice any one of my guys for a game, for a win. It's just not that important."

Jackson said the decision to play would be made jointly by the player, the coaching staff, the training staff and the front office and that Curry will have to demonstrate on the court that he's ready to go.

Jackson said Jarrett Jack would start at point guard if Curry can't play. Jack said he's ready to play heavy minutes if his teammate isn't available.

"It's the playoffs, you do what's necessary," Jack said. "Hopefully we have him, hopefully he's ready. But if not, we have guys who are willing to step and try to fill the void as best they can. If I know Steph, he's going to be playing. He's been waiting for this moment for awhile now. Even if he couldn't play, I wouldn't want to be the person to tell him that he couldn't."