-- PORTLAND, Ore. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed Saturday afternoon that Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 against Portland, but he said Curry made progress earlier in the day in an informal session with some Warriors assistant coaches.
"It was [Curry's] first actual basketball, played 2-on-2 with the coaching staff," Kerr said. "He's doing fine. He's not going to play tonight."
Curry sprained his right MCL when he slipped on a damp spot of the floor in Houston just before halftime in a win over the Rockets in Game 4 in the first round. Though Curry said earlier in the week he was hopeful he could suit up for Game 3 of this series, the Warriors have exercised caution with him, easing him into on-court drills.
"It's another good step, another good sign," Kerr said. "So we'll see how it goes tomorrow. We won't have a 5-on-5 scrimmage, because the guys who play a lot tonight are going to need to rest, but more than likely we'll put him into a 3-on-3 tomorrow and see how he does."
Kerr quipped that while Curry hasn't explicitly asked him to play, he suspected such a request was only a matter of time.
"I imagine that's coming soon," Kerr said.