BOSTON — Stephen Curry looked normal as he dumped 3-pointers at New Edition pace during filming Friday afternoon.
The Warriors’ Game 4 NBA Finals superstar status remains unchanged, coach Steve Kerr said.
Curry was not wearing a brace during the shooting and “feels great” and “ready to go,” Kerr said.
Curry’s health had been a concern after injuring his foot diving for a loose ball late in Game 3. Curry said on Thursday he was “confident” he would be available Friday night even if it means that he will have to play despite the pain.
“I’m going to play. That’s all I know at the moment,” Curry said. you are good enough to play, play.
Celtics center Al Horford rolled over Curry’s left leg as the two dived for a loose ball late in the final minutes of the Warriors’ 116-100 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday night. After the fourth quarter pileup, Curry lay down on the field stamping his feet in frustration before being helped by his teammates. He stayed in the game for several possessions before going out for the final time as the Warriors waved their white flag with the Celtics holding a 14-point lead.
Curry seemed oblivious to his foot on Thursday when he spoke to the media and compared the injury to the one he suffered the last time the Warriors played the Celtics in the regular season.
In Golden State’s March 16 loss at Chase Center, Boston guard Marcus Smart rolled over Curry’s foot as the two dived for a loose ball. Further imagination revealed that Curry suffered a sprained ligament and a bone bruise in his left foot and missed the final 12 games of the regular season to tend to the injury.
“When I did it in the regular season, I immediately knew something was terribly wrong,” Curry said. “Last night I knew I was injured, but it wasn’t that bad. I could kind of assess whether I should stay out there or not and not do any more damage. That’s why I’m very confident that I will play tomorrow and keep it going.”
Curry could not disclose the level of pain he is feeling, but said foot pain would not impact his mobility.
“I’m good enough to play,” he said.
Curry’s health is paramount to overcoming a 2-1 deficit in the best of seven final series.