Stephen Curry minimizes his hand injury

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry went down hard on his right hand on a shot to the basket in the first half of Golden State’s 138-96 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday and winced in pain during a few minutes, but stayed in the game.

Curry said that after scoring 19 points to help the Warriors to their biggest victory of the season, the team’s medical staff will look at his hand, but he said he didn’t think it was serious.

“Anything that involves the hands, especially the right, worries you a little bit,” he said. “But the feeling came back, the strength came back. It hurts, but I’ll be fine.”

Curry said at first it brought back memories of when he suffered a broken left hand after a hard fall at the start of the 2019-20 season.

“I have had post-traumatic stress disorder for two years,” he said. “When I landed, I felt the same, but we’ll go through it and figure it out. It should be fine.”

Curry is averaging 26.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals for the Warriors.

Meanwhile, the Warriors rested shooting guard Klay Thompson as planned after he played 20 minutes at Milwaukee in his third game back. They plan to “cheer him up a little bit” when they visit Minnesota on Sunday, coach Steve Kerr said. The five-time All-Star missed two and a half years due to a torn ACL and Achilles tendon injury.

Kerr is “hopeful” forward Draymond Green (left calf tightness) will return Tuesday when the Warriors host Detroit. Green missed his third straight game and Kerr said it makes more sense for him to continue rehabbing in the Bay Area rather than join the team in Minnesota.

Associated Press contributed to this report.