The Golden State Warriors took a cautious approach with Stephen Curry to start the preseason. He did not play in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Lakers and starting in his place was Jarrett Jack who finished with seven points, five assists, two rebounds on 3-8 shooting and 1-3 from the beyond the arc.
After a 35-0 surge in the second half the Warriors easily defeated the Lakers 110-83.
In the second game of the preseason Curry got the start against the Utah Jazz. He played just over 11 minutes, going 1-3 from the field, dishing out six assists and grabbing two rebounds in the 83-80 win. The highlight of the night for him came on a beautiful feed to David Lee for a reverse dunk.
Jack played 19 minutes and Charles Jenkins received just over 17 minutes of action with the trio of point guards combining for 13 points, 12 assists and three rebounds.
Mark Jackson will continue to slowly increase Curry’s minutes as the regular season draws near and at this point there’s no need to rush him since he is coming back from ankle surgery.
With a week off in-between the question becomes how many minutes will he get in his second start? It wouldn’t be surprising for him to play between 15-17 minutes and the minute increases become easier as the week progresses and will get him ready for the start of the regular season against the Phoenix Suns.
There’s also a strong possibility of Jack playing more minutes at the beginning of the season.
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