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Golden State Warriors ahead Draymond Green praised teammate Stephen Curry for playing through a bruised tailbone in a chat with reporters on Thursday evening after the group’s 116-109 loss to the Miami Heat.
“He’s definitely in pain. . .so for him to come out there and give all that he got, going through the pain that he’s going through on a nightly basis for the last few nights–it’s something to follow,” Green stated, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “And I hope our young guys see that, because I do.”
Curry missed five games with a bruised tailbone, and the team proceeded to go 1-4 in that span. On the other hand, the two-time NBA MVP returned Monday and scored 32 points at a 116-102 win over the Chicago Bulls. Then he added 36 points against Miami.
It’s not a guarantee that Curry plays Friday against the Toronto Raptors, since the point guard told reporters he needed to see exactly how he felt:
Curry is averaging 29.2 points and 6.1 assists per game for the 23-25 Warriors, who are 10th in the Western Conference.
That spot is good enough for the final placement to the postseason play-in tournament area, but the Sacramento Kings sit only one game .
Golden State’s game against Toronto will happen on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Tampa, Florida.