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The Golden State Warriors will continue their quest to repeat as NBA champions Saturday night without Stephen Curry after he was ruled out for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Chris Haynes of ESPN reported Curry’s knee isn’t healed enough to get him back on the court and noted the Dubs are hopeful he’ll return for Game 2 on Tuesday night.
“We have to protect him from himself,” head coach Steve Kerr said, per Mark Medina of the Mercury News.
Kerr announced after Curry’s diagnosis that his star guard would be unavailable for the first round of the playoffs.
“There’s no way he’s playing in the first round,” Kerr told repor