OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry is a bit beat up right now with a sprained left ankle, a tender hamstring and a shiner after getting poked in the eye during the Warriors' Game 4 playoff win over Denver on Sunday night.
But coach Mark Jackson said Monday his star point guard should be ready to go for Game 5.
"I was just in the lounge with him (at the Warriors' downtown practice facility) and he's doing fine," Jackson said. "We won't be doing much today, but obviously it will be important for him to continue to get treatment, take care of his body and be ready (Tuesday) night because we certainly need him."
Curry, who scored 31 points overall and 22 in a magical third quarter, said after the game that the pain-killing injection he received in his ankle took a while to take effect. It's uncertain how serious the hamstring injury might be, but he was seen rubbing it while waiting to come in the game in the second half. It has been reported as a mild strain.
Curry did not play after getting poked in the eye by the Nuggets' Corey Brewer in the fourth quarter, but the game was in hand and Curry said afterward that his vision was not impaired and that he could have returned to the game had it been necessary.
The Warriors did not practice Monday and Curry was not available for comment.