Steve Kerr said the Golden State Warriors won't extend the minutes of Stephen Curry to "chase wins" this season.
Curry, who finished with 32 points in 36 minutes in a loss on Monday night, is averaging 29.4 points in 33.7 minutes.
"I'm into the long game," Kerr said during a videoconference with reporters following loss in San Antonio. "We're counting on having Steph here a long time, many years ahead. And I'm not interested in grinding through this season, which is already a difficult season given the COVID regulations, just the nature of the games themselves, these eerie, empty stadiums.
"For me, for our organization, we're not throwing Steph out there for 40 minutes to chase wins. We got another game [Tuesday]. We want Steph to be playing at a high level for many years, so we're going to stay very disciplined and try to keep him at that 34-, 35-minute mark."