NBA: Warriors' Curry improving, but still likely to sit out Game 3

Injured Stephen Curry reacts on the bench during the Golden State Warrior's victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals, on May 3, 2016.
Injured Stephen Curry reacts on the bench during the Golden State Warrior's victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals, on May 3, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Golden State guard Stephen Curry looked strong in training on Friday, but coach Steve Kerr said it was still unlikely his injured star would be in uniform for the Warriors in their play-off game at Portland on Saturday.

On Friday morning, Kerr indicated on The Dan Patrick Show radio broadcast that Curry would definitely miss Saturday's Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series.

After watching Curry, who wore a brace protecting his sprained right knee, Kerr was a little less categorical - but still doubtful that Curry would suit up on Saturday.

"Today was by far the best he looked," Kerr said. "He's made progress each day. He took part on the court in a practice today. We didn't scrimmage but we did a lot of defensive work... full-court shooting stuff.

"He took part in all of it and he looked much, much better than he did even two days ago. "It's a great sign, but we still want to see him in a three-on-three, a five-on-five. I don't think that will happen by tomorrow at 5.30 Portland time... I don't see him playing tomorrow."

The Warriors lead the Trail Blazers 2-0 after two victories at home.