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Doc Rivers shares unclear injury status update on 76ers’ guard Seth Curry prior to game vs Lakers

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May 23, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry (31) reacts in front of fans after his three point score against the Washington Wizards during the third quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers were able to overcome the Los Angeles Lakers in front of their fans on Thursday night. Sixers’ head coach Doc Rivers talked about Seth Curry’s injury recovery as the veteran guard remains out since Jan.19.

Curry missed his fourth consecutive game Thursday due to left knee soreness. With Shake Milton also out with a back injury, the Sixers relied solely on Tyrese Maxey and Furkan Korkmaz to play in the guard roles.

“He did a lot yesterday. He didn’t do much at all. He did some shooting. That’s about it. We were hoping he’d be back tonight. That’s not gonna happen, so we’re just gonna see the next game and see if he can go,” Rivers said prior to the Sixers’ game vs Lakers on Thursday.

Rivers hopes to see Curry available for the next game, Saturday against the Sacramento Kings, as the 76ers continue to ride a five-game homestand.

“He just wouldn’t have been able to play,” Rivers continued. “I don’t even know if this was a playoff game if he would’ve been able to play. We just gotta wait until he feels better.”

Even without Curry, who is averaging nearly 16.0 points per game on 50/41/87 shooting splits, the Sixers were able to improve to 29-19, with a dominant 87-105 win over the Lakers.

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