Green was later taken out of the basketball game because of an injury.
The Draymond Green injury scare appears to be nothing more than that. But the fact that he had to undergo an MRI surely raised eyebrows in Oakland. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
In case the MRI results require Green to be sidelined for some time, the Warriors will likely need to lean more heavily on rookie Jordan Bell.
Green landed awkwardly on the leg as he was fouled in the third quarter of Tuesday's season opener against the Houston Rockets. It wasn't long before he was diagnosed with a strained left knee.
Golden State missed his presence down the stretch and Green finished just shy of a triple-double with nine points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.
Green is listed as doubtful for the Warriors game against the Pelicans, but day to day is a lot better than being out a few months.
It's not yet known whether Green will play Friday against the Pelicans.
The status of forward Andre Iguodala, who practiced Wednesday after missing Golden State's preseason finale Friday and Tuesday's opener with a strained back, remains in flux. Omri Casspi is sitting this one out with a left ankle sprain. He participated in practice Wednesday and agains Thursday in New Orleans and was upgraded from questionable to probable.