Mar 9, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) attempts a shot in front of Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Suns 113-107. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry (Strained Quad) Plans To Play Against Dallas

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry told the Associated Press on Monday that his strained quad is improving and he plans to start against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. (h/t

Curry was hurt Wednesday when the Warriors closed out their road trip in Boston and said he felt pain again in a win over the Hawks on Friday. The strain was diagnosed Saturday after an MRI.

The All-Star point guard was limited in Tuesday’s practice, only going through the walkthrough, but says he should be able to convalesce while continuing to play.

“It’s just a matter of making sure it doesn’t get worse,” Curry said.

Curry was supposed to be on a minutes restriction Sunday night, but wound up logging 30 minutes, scoring 18 points and dishing out nine assists in a win over the Suns.

Golden State has been one of the hottest teams in the league of late, with four straight wins and a 9-2 record since the All-Star break. They are in sixth place in the Western Conference, 2 ½ games behind fifth-place Portland and two games up on the Mavericks, who are in seventh place.

The Warriors trail the Pacific Division leading Los Angeles Clippers by four games. Each team has 18 games remaining.

Curry is averaging career highs of 23.5 points and 8.7 assists per game this season, missing three games with a concussion and a sprained ankle. He leads the NBA with 198 3-pointers and 482 3-point attempts, but is also tops in the league with 232 turnovers.

He is third in the NBA with a 45.3 percent mark from downtown.

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