Though the Warriors aren’t in first place, their game against the Raptors tomorrow looks like a matchup of the best two teams in each conference. It might even be, as Klay Thompson said, an NBA Finals preview.
Unfortunately, Golden State-Toronto won’t include Stephen Curry, who has missed the last 10 games with a strained groin.
But fortunately for the Warriors, Curry will return for their next game – against the Pistons on Saturday.
Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area:
Curry has helped his MVP case during his absence. After opening 10-2 with him, Golden State has gone just 5-5 and dealt with infighting without him.
But Curry’s return is especially important. He sets a great tone of unselfishness and camaraderie – and provides elite production. That helps Golden State win, and players are always less likely to dwell on petty problems amid winning.