Curry aims to return Friday vs. Hawks

Danny Woods
March 22, 2018

That's welcome news for the National Basketball Association champions, who have gone 2-4 without Curry.

All-Star trio Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are all now sidelined with injuries and it has seen the shorthanded Warriors struggle to function.

The Celtics, with injuries and youth, look at best an year away from really putting everything together and making a run.

Stephen Curry is hoping to return from his right ankle sprain on Friday when the Warriors host the Hawks at Oracle Arena, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

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Even though Curry is nearing a return, Klay Thompson (thumb) and Kevin Durant (ribs) remain out for Golden State.

Curry will have two full days of practice and a shootaround to test his ankle before Friday's game.

Without the services of Curry, Durant, Thompson and Green, they scored just 75 points against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. "The defending champs have been ultra-cautious in their handling of Curry".

The Warriors are 13-8 without Curry in the lineup, but are a mammoth 40-10 with their star point guard in the team. It should also be noted that Draymond Green left the Warriors' latest contest against the San Antonio Spurs with a pelvic contusion, but it isn't likely that it will cause him to miss any time. Although the game against the Warriors on Sunday won't be as challenging as it would be if they were facing a fully healthy Golden State squad, Curry's return is bound to make it much more hard, raising the stakes even further. He is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds so far this season.

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