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Stephen Curry expected to make Warriors return against Nets

  • After missing the Golden State Warriors' last two games with flu, Stephen Curry is set to return against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
Modified 11 Mar 2020, 15:54 IST
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Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is due to make his comeback from flu when the Golden State Warriors host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, coach Steve Kerr has confirmed.

Two-time MVP Curry only returned from a broken hand that had kept him out for four months when he suited up against the Toronto Raptors last week.

However, the Warriors then revealed their star guard was suffering from flu and he has missed back-to-back games against the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers as a result.

The Warriors, who have toiled to an NBA-worst 15-50 record this season, host the Nets at Chase Center on Thursday and Kerr anticipates Curry will be involved.

"We expect him to play Thursday," Kerr said in quotes published on ESPN.

"He wanted to play [against the Clippers] but we wouldn't let him, just given he hadn't done anything the last three days.

"This is a good day for him to get a good workout and get some rest tonight and then work out again tomorrow [Wednesday].

"Hopefully everything goes smoothly and he'll play Thursday night - that's the plan."


Curry's absence is not the only reason for the Warriors' struggles this term.

Five-time All-Star Klay Thompson has missed the entire campaign with a knee injury while Draymond Green, another key member of their three title-winning teams in recent years, sat out a sixth game on Tuesday with a knee injury himself.

"Draymond is doing well," Kerr said.

"Because he missed over a week I think he lost some conditioning and strength in the knee, and so we are taking a cautious approach there too.

"He's doing a lot better and he's gotten in a couple of good workouts the last few days. He's getting closer for sure."

The Warriors fell to a 131-107 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

Published 11 Mar 2020, 15:54 IST
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