Including Friday, the Warriors are scheduled to play six games in nine days. Kerr told reporters that Curry and Thompson "were agreeable as well when approached with the plan for rest." Still, Curry said that he didn't think the rest was necessary.
From the Bay Area News Group:
"There's games you might not feel as chipper as others, but when you're out there playing, I don't think I ever kind of feel fatigued to the point where I'm like, 'Dang, I need some rest,'" Curry said.
"I didn't feel any different in the last two weeks that I had before. ... I felt fine."
Kerr said he and team's trainers "saw the need" for Curry and Thompson to rest. According to the Bay Area New Group, Kerr made the decision to rest the players on Wednesday, after the team beat the Detroit Pistons.
The Warriors only had nine players and two starters available for the game because Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala were also given the night off.
Golden State is 51-13 and has a 10-game lead in the Pacific division. They play the 13-51 New York Knicks on Saturday night.