Stephen Curry returning to starting lineup?

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Anthony Slater: Steph Curry no longer has any minute restriction. Prevailing expectation is he will return to the Warriors starting lineup in Game 5, but Steve Kerr declined to reveal.
Source: Twitter @anthonyVslater

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry no longer has any restrictions with his minutes, per Steve Kerr. – 3:40 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on whether he’ll start Stephen Curry in Game 5: I’m not answering that question. We’ll figure it out.’ – 3:38 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry no longer has any minute restriction. Prevailing expectation is he will return to the Warriors starting lineup in Game 5, but Steve Kerr declined to reveal. – 3:37 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry has no limits on his minutes now. Unclear whether he’ll start Game 5. – 3:37 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr says the Stephen Curry will have no minute restriction for Game 5 against Denver. But he won’t say if Steph will be starting or not. – 3:37 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Before the Warriors/Nuggets series began, I gave my series prediction on @1043TheFan. Will Stephen Curry and Draymond Green make my prediction a reality, or will Denver extend the series? pic.twitter.com/Gc1vHjfDeB12:16 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s best from April 25:
– K. Durant: 39 pts, 7 reb, 9 ast
– L. Doncic: 33 pts, 13 reb, +32
– J. Tatum: 29 pts, 5 ast, 9-16 fg
– J. Brunson: 24 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast
– P. Siakam: 23 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast
– Se. Curry: 23 pts, 4 reb, 2 blk
– M. Smart: 20 pts, 5 reb, 11 ast – 10:41 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum had his all-around breakout series. He’s reading the floor so well right now. He sees Seth Curry pinch in to help as he catches it. This is going over the top to Rob Williams if Nic Claxton cheats up. He doesn’t, so it’s off to Grant Williams in the corner office: pic.twitter.com/zGIHPylfl110:23 AM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“We look up and Seth Curry or Dragic is boxing out a 7 footer, they playing hard but they just smaller.”
-Durant – 11:03 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I don’t really think any of this is on KD. The Nets were an incredibly flawed team post-Joe Harris injury, post-James Harden trade structurally. Very little chance to defend in the playoffs almost always having three of Drummond, Mills, Dragic, Curry, Kyrie out there. – 9:38 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 116-112. Sweep series 4-0.
Tatum – 29/3/5
Brown – 22/8/3
Smart – 20/5/11
Grant – 14 points, 3 blocks
Horford – 13 points
Celtics – 47.2% FGs
Celtics – 14-35 3Ps
Durant – 39/7/9
Curry – 23 points
Irving – 20 points
Nets – headed home for the summer – 9:36 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics sweep #Nets with a 116-112 win, win the four games by 18 points. But they were the better team. Tatum 29, J. Brown 22, Smart 20, GWilliams 14, Horford 13; Durant 39, Curry 23, Irving 20, Claxton 13 (1-for-11 FT).
BOS plays MIL-CHI winner with home-court advantage – 9:34 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Brooklyn gets swept. The Nets are in a tough situation. KD, Kyrie, Simmons, Joe Harris, Seth Curry make $140+M combined.
Patty Mills can opt out. Drummond, Bruce Brown, Claxton, Blake Griffin, Aldridge, Dragic are all free agents.
Rockets control their draft for 5 more years. – 9:33 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Dragic and Seth Curry tying to do it all in this qtr – 9:15 PM

Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Every Sixers fan thrilled to flip channels at half and see al horford drill a 3 and then Seth curry also hit a 3. Good times – 9:11 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Celtics: Kevin Durant shoots over Grant Williams to make this a 90-84 game. Durant has 29, Seth Curry has 20, but nothing offensively from Bruce Brown tonight. Kyrie has 13 on 3-of-8 FG – 8:59 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 90-78 after three
Tatum – 24/3/5
Brown – 16 points
Grant – 14 points
Smart – 10/2/11
Celtics – 47.8% FGs
Celtics – 11-29 3Ps
Celtics – 10 TOs
Durant – 27 points, 6 assists
Curry – 16 points
Claxton – 10 points
Nets – 48.2% FGs
Nets – 8-26 3Ps
Nets – 9 TOs – 8:55 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics leading #Nets 90-78 after 3Q. Tatum 24, J. Brown 16, GWilliams 14, Smart 10, White 9; Durant 27 (8-19 FG), Curry 16, Irving 13, Claxton 13 (1-11 FTs). – 8:53 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics offense is now hunting Curry. – 8:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Foul watch:
Boston
Theis – 4
Horford – 3
Tatum – 3
Brooklyn
Durant – 3
Curry – 3
Dragic – 3 – 8:27 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 58-50 at the half
Tatum – 12 points, 5 assists
Brown – 12 points
Grant – 12 points
Smart – 7 assists
Celtics – 43.5% FGs
Celtics – 8-21 3Ps
Celtics – 8 TOs
Durant – 20 points
Curry – 10 points
Irving – 7 points
Nets – 51.4% FGs
Nets – 6-15 3Ps
Nets – 7 TOs – 8:07 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Grant Williams with another 3 and the #Celtics go to the break with a 58-50 lead. GWilliams 12, J. Brown 12, Tatum 12; Durant 20, Curry 10, Irving 7. – 8:05 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
That Seth Curry 3 off a KD dish caps a 10-3 run. The #Nets – who trailed by ten – have cut a 42-34 deficit to one. #Celtics7:55 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Nets finding space offensively now with Mills and Curry out there together and Brown off the floor. That’s left Claxton guarding Tatum with KD on 3 fouls. – 7:55 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Celtics: Kevin Durant goes coast-to-coast then dishes to Seth Curry, who hits a corner 3 to make this a 45-44 game. Celtics still lead with 3:29 to go in Q2. – 7:54 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry, who is playing on a bad ankle, has been hauling ass up and down the floor and scrambling on defense. He hits a corner 3 to make it a 45-44 Celtics lead with 3:29 left. – 7:54 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Great closeout by Grant in transition to block the Curry three. – 7:54 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry’s 3 ties the game at 30. 10 left in the first half. – 7:41 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ballsy move to put Seth Curry back in the game with 3 fouls at the top of the 2nd quarter. – 7:41 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Am I crazy for thinking that a group of Blake, Curry, Dragic and Kyrie playing together might be the worst defensive lineup in recent playoff history? – 7:40 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Foul count:
Seth Curry – 3
Kevin Durant – 2
Goran Dragic – 2
Andre Drummond – 1
Celtics – 3 – 7:21 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Brooklyn: The Celtics lead, 15-12, with Nic Claxton going to the line for 2 FTs. Fouls have been interesting to watch. Nets have to adjust and have been undisciplined with unnecessary fouling in the past. Curry likely on the bench until midway through Q2-Q3 w/3 fouls – 7:14 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
5:24 in and we have 3 fouls on Curry, 2 on Durant and Horford. 15-12 Celtics at the first timeout. – 7:14 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 7 early points, but the officials have a quick whistle. The Nets have been whistled for 6 fouls here at the 7:20 mark: 3 for Curry, 2 for Durant and 1 for Drummond. – 7:12 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Seth Curry is replaced by Goran Dragic, who is running point. #Nets7:11 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
Wow! Three quick fouls on Seth Curry less than four minutes into the game. Curry heads to the bench. Goran Dragic checks in. – 7:10 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets owner Joe Tsai was out of his seat on that second Seth Curry foul. Now he’s been whistled for his third seconds later, out after just three minutes. – 7:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Wow Seth Curry was just whistled for his 3rd foul here less than 4 minutes into the first quarter. Nash left Curry in the game after two early fouls and he got burned. – 7:10 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
5 team fouls on Brooklyn. C’s taking penalty ft’s over the final 8:11. 3 fouls on Seth Curry. – 7:10 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Seth Curry, three fouls in the first three minutes. – 7:10 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Seth Curry committed two fouls and the Nets subbed in Mills but Bruce Brown came out. Swore that had to be a mistake. And then on the next play, Curry called for his third. – 7:10 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Third foul in 3:49 for Seth Curry. Not sure why Nash left him in after the second foul. #Celtics #Nets7:10 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry has three fouls in as many minutes. In comes Goran Dragic. – 7:10 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Three quick fouls on Seth Curry — 3:49 into the game. – 7:10 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Three quick fouls on Seth Curry – 7:10 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two early fouls for Seth Curry.
Patty Mills in for him. Steve Nash also pulled Andre Drummond for Nic Claxton less than four minutes into the game. – 7:10 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Seth Curry just picked up his third foul over the first 3:49. – 7:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Seth Curry’s got 2 fouls at the 8:24 mark in the first quarter. Here come Patty Mills and Nic Claxton. – 7:09 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Nets – Barclay’s Center – April 25, 2022 – Game 4 Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Theis
Brooklyn – Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, Andre Drummond
OUT: Boston: None Brooklyn: Simmons, Harris pic.twitter.com/ME1KfuCeN96:34 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters for Game 4: Irving, Curry, Durant, Brown and Drummond – 6:31 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Nets starters: Irving, Curry, Brown, Durant and Drummond – 6:31 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Daniel Theis
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Nets starters:
Andre Drummond
Kevin Durant
Bruce Brown
Seth Curry
Kyrie Irving – 6:31 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets starters for tonight’s Game 4 vs. the #Celtics: Irving, Curry, Durant, Brown and Drummond. As expected. – 6:31 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on why it’s time for the Warriors to start Stephen Curry and go all-in on their three-guard lineup: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…6:09 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Behind clutch defense from Draymond Green and 80 combined points from Steph Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson, the Warriors sealed a 3-0 lead over the Nuggets. Here’s the top photos from … warriorswire.usatoday.com/gallery/nugget…4:00 PM

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Anthony Slater: Steph Curry played 37 minutes tonight. Minutes restriction basically lifted. It feels like a near guarantee he will return to the starting lineup in Game 5 on Wednesday in SF. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / April 24, 2022

Anthony Slater: Steph Curry will come off the bench for a fourth straight game. Same starters for Warriors: Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney. They’ll try to sweep with Curry as a reserve the entire series. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / April 24, 2022

Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Steph Curry’s “very close” to having an unlimited minute restriction. Played 31 in Game 3. Unlimited would mean a return to the starting lineup. Kerr not revealing his starters pregame. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / April 24, 2022