Steph Curry will make his return from injury for the Golden State Warriors at the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, head coach Steve Kerr has confirmed.
Curry has been out since November 8 when he suffered a groin injury in their 111-134 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Warriors have a 5-5 record since he has been on the sidelines.
In total, he will have missed 11 games, including the top-of-the-conference match-up against the Toronto Raptors.
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Kerr said: “Steph is not going to play tomorrow [Thursday night], he wants to play, he’s ready to play and we are just going to be extra cautious.
“Rick [Celebrini, director of sports medicine and performance] felt very strongly based on his years of experience doing this stuff that it makes sense to be extra careful, but he will play in Detriot.
“He’s dying to play, he loves playing in Toronto, he’s got great memories of being there when Dell [Wardell Stephen Curry, Steph’s Dad] was playing at the Raptors.
“He’s dying to play but we rely heavily on Rick, Rick is really good at his job, he knows what he is talking about, and he thinks it makes a lot more sense to give him two more days to extra cautious and that is what we are going to do.”
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Before his injury, the 30-year-old was averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 51/5 per cent from the floor.
Warriors, who are currently 15-7, beat Orlando Magic 116-110 on Tuesday.
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