Stephen Curry 'just fine' after taking knee to right calf

Stephen Curry is expected to play in the Christmas Day game against the Cleveland Cavaliers despite taking a knee to the right calf in Wednesday night's victory over the Utah Jazz.

With 1:32 left in the third quarter of Wednesday's 103-85 win, Curry was fouled by Jazz guard Rodney Hood on an attempted layup. Less than a minute of game action later, Curry was substituted out and consulted with Golden State's trainer on the sideline about his calf.

When asked about his calf after Thursday's practice in Oakland, Curry said he was "just fine."

"Little bruise, I'll be all right," he said. "That's about it."

Curry returned to action in the fourth quarter.

Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said he initially was concerns about Curry's condition.

"So I was going to sit him the rest of the fourth, but [Steph] told me, he swore to me, that he was fine and that he just got kneed in the calf and that he was good to go back in, so we put him back in there," Walton said.

Curry was not present for media availability after the game and received extra treatment after Thursday's practice. Walton opened up his Thursday practice news conference by saying that Curry "was fine."

Curry is slated to play on Friday, but starter Harrison Barnes remains doubtful, according to Walton. Barnes continues to recover from a high ankle sprain and bone bruise suffered in a Nov. 27 game against the Phoenix Suns. He engaged in 3-on-3 with Warriors reserves on Thursday but is not expected to play on Friday.