Warriors notebook: Steph Curry, Kevon Looney available, Golden State faces road block

ATLANTA — Stephen Curry and Kevon Looney received the green light from the team’s medical staff to play Friday in Atlanta.

Curry was listed as questionable with left thumb soreness and Looney has been dealing with a sore lower back in recent weeks. Both went through warm-ups without issue, paving the way for them to play.

Curry and Looney started alongside Klay Thompson, Donte DiVincenzo and Jonathan Kuminga.

Golden State will be without Draymond Green, who’s serving a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Andrew Wiggins remains away from the team to deal with a family matter, while Andre Iguodala (broken wrist) and Gary Payton II (abdominal injury) remain sidelined indefinitely.

Warriors roster moves

The Warriors officially filled their final roster spot, converting two-way forward Anthony Lamb to a standard NBA deal, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Coach Steve Kerr said it was a “pretty easy decision” to make Lamb playoff eligible given their need for additional wings who can guard multiple positions given Wiggins and Iguodala’s absences.

That leaves two-way guard Ty Jerome as the odd man out. He can play three more NBA games under his current two-way deal and won’t be available for the playoffs.

Kerr said he’d “love” to have signed Jerome to the NBA team, too, but it wasn’t possible.

“We chose Lamb based on positional need, but both guys really deserve to be on the roster,” Kerr said.

In a corresponding move, the Warriors signed G League guard and Memphis standout Lester Quinones to a pro-rated two-way deal. He’s eligible to play in seven of the Warriors’ final 12 NBA games.
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Bus problems

As if the Warriors’ road woes can’t get any worse, some of Golden State’s traveling crew was stopped by a literal road block on their way to the arena Friday.

Kevon Looney, Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga were the players among some of the assistant coaches and staff whose bus got stuck by a freight train that came to a complete stop blocking an intersection on their way to the arena before the game.

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