OAKLAND -- The daily health question regarding point guard Stephen Curry remained a mystery Monday, because the Warriors didn't practice before catching a flight to San Antonio for Tuesday's Game 5.
Curry took his third injection of the postseason before Game 4 after spraining his left ankle for a second time late in Game 3. He said after the game Sunday that he doesn't expect to be significantly more mobile the rest of the series, even though he managed some big shots down the stretch in the Warriors' overtime victory and wound up with 22 points.
"He'll get treatment today, he'll get treatment (Tuesday)," coach Mark Jackson said. "We'll just see how he feels. I haven't seen him, I have not spoken to him. But it's good to have all day today and all day tomorrow to recoup and recover."
The Spurs' Manu Ginobili said Sunday that even if Curry is limited, he is a dangerous threat.
"He's a player that you may see playing on one leg and one arm, but you still have to guard him, you still have to respect him," Ginobili said. "He can go off on you at any time."
Ginobili had many complimentary things to say about the Warriors' youth, toughness and competitiveness, which was music to the ears of Jackson.
"It's a tall task to beat them, and we're thrilled to be in a three-game series against that team and what they've been able to do for a long time now," the coach said. "For a statement like that from a guy like Ginobili, I don't take it lightly. It says a lot about my guys, and it works both ways."
"Get in line," Jackson said. "Executive (Bob Myers) in seventh place, Steph Curry at home during All-Star week, Joe Lacob probably the No. 7 owner, Harrison Barnes no votes for Rookie of the Year, Jarrett Jack wasn't the Sixth Man of the Year. The only thing they got right was me."
Jackson finished seventh in Coach of the Year voting last week.
Jackson said superior free-throw shooting is often the Warriors' secret weapon.
"It's a big strength, we're a very good free-throw-shooting team," he said. "We have some that have to work on it, but overall, we have guys who are usually going to go to the line and knock them down. A lot of them have been good at it their entire lives."