Stephen Curry has missed the last 14 games for the Golden State Warriors due to a sprained MCL, but he’s ready to return just in time for the team’s biggest challenge yet.
According to the Warriors, Curry has returned to practice and is considered questionable for Game 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference playoffs.
Curry initially suffered a Grade 2 left MCL sprain on March 23 when teammate JaVale McGee accidentally rolled up into Curry’s knee.
"I think what we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day," head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "[We'll] put him through another practice tomorrow. I think he needs to string together a few good days.”
The Warriors will re-evaluate Curry prior to their first game of the Western Conference semifinals, which is scheduled for Saturday night at Oracle Arena. The New Orleans Pelicans have emerged as a real threat out West, as the team has gelled in its playoff run. The Pelicans are coming off a four-game sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday will be tasked with slowing down Golden State’s dangerous backcourt of Curry and Klay Thompson. The Warriors went 41-10 this season in games in which Curry played. Golden State also beat New Orleans in three out of four times in 2017-18.
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