Curry likely to face East-lead­ing Bos­ton

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - NBA - By Con­nor Le­tourneau Con­nor Le­tourneau is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer.

War­riors guard Stephen Curry is prob­a­ble for Thurs­day’s game in Bos­ton, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

Curry, who missed Mon­day night’s win over Or­lando with a right thigh con­tu­sion, went through a light prac­tice Tues­day with no prob­lems.

“He looked good,” Kerr said. “We didn’t prac­tice hard to­day, but he’s fine. He’s prob­a­ble for Thurs­day un­less he has a set­back the next cou­ple of days.”

Curry bruised his thigh com­ing off a screen early in Satur­day’s 135-114 rout of Philadel­phia. Af­ter head­ing to the locker room briefly in the sec­ond quar­ter, he re­turned and fin­ished with 22 points and nine as­sists in 30 min­utes. Curry missed shootaround Mon­day morn­ing to un­dergo treat­ment on his thigh, and he was held out against the Magic for pre­cau­tion­ary rea­sons.

“If it was the play­offs,” Kerr said, “he would play.” With Curry out, Shaun Liv­ingston started against Or­lando, post­ing 16 points and six as­sists in 20 min­utes. Point guard Quinn Cook, who was re­called from the Ga­torade League with Curry side­lined, re­turned to the Santa Cruz War­riors on Tues­day — a sign that Golden State is rel­a­tively con­fi­dent Curry will be avail­able against the Celtics.

Cen­ter Damian Jones also re­joined Santa Cruz. Jones was re­called Mon­day for prac­tice, but wasn’t ac­tive for the game. He is ex­pected to spend most of the sea­son with Santa Cruz.

Looney im­press­ing: Golden State’s de­ci­sion not to pick up Kevon Looney’s fourth-year op­tion Oct. 31 raised an in­trigu­ing ques­tion: Would Kerr be less apt to play Looney mean­ing­ful min­utes? Over the War­riors’ past five games, Looney leads the team’s cen­ters with 72 min­utes played. That is more than starter Zaza Pachu­lia (65), David West (45), JaVale McGee (38) and Jor­dan Bell (34).

“The matchups seem to be go­ing his way,” Kerr said of Looney, who is av­er­ag­ing 3.8 points, 2.8 re­bounds and 1.4 blocks over that five-game span. “I think the league con­tin­ues to trend to­ward a smaller game, a switch­ing game. He’s our best switch­ing five.”

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