Curry aiming to return by Game 3

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is optimistic that he will be back in action by Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Curry has been sidelined after he sprained his MCL when he slipped on a wet spot and banged his knee on the floor during Game 4 against the Houston Rockets on April 24.

With the 28-year-old having resumed light shooting, he is confident that he can make his comeback on Saturday.

“To me they’re pretty good so I’ll do anything I can this week to make that happen,” Curry told ESPN. “I’m doing a lot more rehab-wise, trying to test my body out a little bit. I’m looking forward to getting back on the court, maybe a practice setting and see how it feels.

“I’m gotten pretty much my full range of motion back. It’s still painful but for the most part I can get on my feet and try to do basketball activities that will get me back into the playoff atmosphere.”

Meanwhile, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made it clear that Curry will continued to be monitored before a decision is take on whether he will be fit enough to play Game 3.

“It just depends how his week goes,” Kerr said. “We’ll just monitor him and see how it goes and hopefully get him back at some point. It’s nice to have that long break between 2 and 3.”