Stephen Curry Cleared To Return After Six-Game Absence

Their next contest is Friday at home against Atlanta.

Curry has appeared in just 50 games for the Warriors this season and will end up appearing in the second-fewest games of his career by the time the regular season winds down.

Curry injured his ankle on March 8 and has missed six games for the team.

And not only is Friday Curry's potential return date, but it's the date of Golden State's next game as well.

Although Golden State will get a boost with Curry back on the floor, the team is still dealing with the absence of Klay Thompson (thumb) and nagging injuries to Kevin Durant (ribs) and Draymond Green, who took a knee to the groin Tuesday against the Spurs.

Steve Kerr's undermanned lineup could only muster 75 points against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night in a 14-point loss on the road.

Even though it wasn't considered to be serious, the defending champions opted to take a cautious approach with him and made a decision to shut him down for over a week in order to get regular treatment.

Curry was physically able to play - and actually pushed to return - last weekend, according to league sources.

Curry will have two full days of practice and a shootaround before Friday's game. With playoff season approaching, the Warriors will lean on a healthy Curry to attempt a third title in four years. He is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds so far this season.

For all National Basketball Association teams, the season boils down to one question - how do we compete with, and for the select few, how do we beat the Golden State Warriors in a 7-game playoff series?

  • Gwendolyn Kim