- Stephen Curry came to Warriors shootaround today at AT&T Center and said he’s ready for tonight’s Game 5. “Ready to go,” Curry said, telling reporters his left ankle sprain is feeling better than it did prior to Game 4 on Sunday. “That’s all I can ask for.” He did not appear to limp during a pre-game shooting session about an hour and 45 minutes prior to tipoff.
- Tony Parker said he still has a knot in his left calf bruise from Game 4 and he came early before today’s shootaround to receive treatment. “I felt like, especially in the fourth quarter, I missed some easy (shots),” Parker said. “They were short a little bit. They didn’t have the same lift.” Parker went 6-for-17 in Game 4 and had little to offer when the Spurs scored three points in overtime. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said it appears Parker is moving better today.
- Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he will start Carl Landry at forward for the second-straight game after bringing him off the bench for Games 1 and 2. “I like what he gives us on the offensive end,” Jackson said. “He’s a big that can knock down that mid-range jumper and can post up. He’s been battling. He’s a veteran, experienced, and he continues to put pressure on the defense.”
- David Lee could get more playing time tonight for the Warriors, though it won’t be markedly more than the nearly eight minutes he got in Game 4 when he missed a pair of shots yet got five rebounds and had a steal. “It depends on how we’re doing and the opportunities to use him,” Jackson said. “Hopefully it progresses, but (the amount of minutes) won’t be anything crazy. I think every time I went to him he’s given us great minutes. He’s given us a boost, much needed.”
– Tim Price