GS-Star is unlikely to miss playoff games

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry should be good for the first round of the NBA playoffs as his foot injury is healing fast enough.

The Warriors have ended the regular season without Stephen Curry in their last 12 games.

Luckily, they don’t have to start the postseason without him.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Star Guard is expected to play the Nuggets in Game 1.

Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors star won’t miss playoff games

“Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry (Foot) is on track to return in Game 1 against Nuggets on Saturday as long as he handles the team’s scrimmage with ease today.” Charania reported with Anthony Slater on Thursday.

It may still be necessary to give Curry a minute limit on the way back, but having him on the ground at all will be a welcome development.

Curry injured his foot on March 16 against the Celtics. Golden State won 6-6 without him and struggled in his immediate absence before rallying for a five-game winning streak to end the season.

With the 3-seed in hand, Curry’s return gives the Warriors their best shot at getting off on the right foot against Denver.

Curry has averaged 23.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists against the Nuggets in his career. Although his stats were solid against Golden State’s first-round opponent this season — averaging 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in three matches — his team lost two of the three in which he played. The Nuggets bring a 1-3 series advantage into the postseason.

These are the first playoffs for the Warriors since losing to the Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Now that Curry and Klay Thompson have recovered, they’ll be looking to make up for lost time. GS-Star is unlikely to miss playoff games

John Verrall

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