To be clear, Warriors coach Steve Kerr would not commit to saying that Curry would start or even definitely play as of yesterday afternoon, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. Nevertheless, there are a few things we know for sure:
- If he comes back, he won’t be on a minutes restriction.
- Curry wanted to play in Game 1, but Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and head trainer Chelsea Lane nixed it, according to Marc Spears of The Undefeated.
- Curry’s less than healthy return from injury in the 2016 playoffs probably did influence the Warriors’ decision to hold him out longer this time around.
The Warriors may have rushed Steph Curry back in the 2016 playoffs -- 15-day absence following Grade 1 MCL sprain. That likely played a role in their cautiousness this time -- 5.5 weeks for Grade 2. Kerr: "In retrospect, maybe he wasn't quite himself." pic.twitter.com/EwKrDZESsV— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 30, 2018
Anyway, this will be a fun game to watch no matter what. Brady Klopfer broke down how to watch the whole series yesterday, but here’s the info for today’s game.
How to watch Game 2
Here’s the basic information you need to watch the game:
What: Round 2, Game 2 — Golden State Warriors (1-0) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (0-1)
Day: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
Where: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA
Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Mobile App and Warriors Radio Network
Other legal ways to watch: For those without cable who want to see the game, Tom Ziller of SB Nation has put together a guide for how to legally watch the playoffs without cable. Check it out!
Places to watch today’s game: If you can’t make it in to Oracle Arena today, but if you want to go out and watch the game on a bigger screen than normal, some local theaters have been screening the game.
The New Parkway Theater in Oakland will continue to show games during the second round. Tickets are $10. You can click here to buy tickets.
GSoM user DougHnut70 also recommended the Vine Theater in Livermore — admission was FREE with a two item purchase in the first round, according to the theater’s website. However, they haven’t yet updated their site for the second round.
Got more fun places to watch on a big screen? Drop them in the comments and we’ll keep expanding our list!