If there was any question about whether or not Seth Curry would play in Tuesday’s play-in game then the Nets sniper cleared that up after Monday’s practice.
Curry definitively told reporters at the Nets practice facility in Brooklyn that he was going to be suiting up for the postseason contest. Curry has been dealing with soreness in his left ankle and the Nets opted to keep him out of their season finale win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
“I’m playing, I’m playing,” Curry said. “They (team trainers) already know what the deal is. Just felt the same over the past month or so. It’s nothing new.”
Even with the ankle injury, Curry has been an offensive threat for the Nets since he arrived in February. The sharpshooter helps create more spacing on the floor and he’s shot 46.8% from the three-point range in 19 games with Brooklyn this season.
Curry has also averaged 14.9 points in that span and shot 49.3% from the field.
“I think I’ll be good to go once I get out there,” Curry said about his ankle. “Not thinking about it. Then the recovery days that’s when I’ll try and get it healed up as much as possible. Get it back ready for the next game, but when I’m out there I’m not thinking about any setbacks or trying to limit what I do.”
The Nets guard said the biggest thing for him has just been staying off of it as much as possible. Curry did add that he limited some of the shooting and skill work that he does.
The Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in the franchise’s first-ever play-in tournament game. Brooklyn defeated Cleveland on Friday in their penultimate game of the season and there won’t be too many surprises from either team.
However, the Cavs may be preparing to play without former Net Jarrett Allen who has been dealing with a finger issue.
“We’re all excited,” Nash told reporters about competing in the play-in. “We’re still getting to know this group, so there’s confidence in there but there’s also excitement to try to continue to grow and build and compete. We don’t really know a ton about the group relative to the other teams that have been together for longer periods of time and had more continuity this season. That is true. When you don’t have the same continuity or history as a group, that’s fine. We should be excited about what we can build and accomplish in a short period of time and how difficult we can be to beat in a playoffs situation.”