Report: Stephen Curry returning for Warriors-Raptors on Thursday

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Stephen Curry wanted to return Sunday against the Wizards.

Didn’t happen.

But the Warriors will unleash their star tomorrow.

Anthony Slater of The Athletic:

This will be a treat for Warriors fans who grew accustomed to winning, paid a lot for tickets then have suffered through this dismal season.

Golden State (14-48) holds a 3.5-game cushion for the NBA’s worst record. Curry probably won’t lift the Warriors from that spot. They looked terrible even before he hurt his hand, and there’s now a clearer organizational direction. Even if Golden State gets hot, lottery reform has reduced (though not eliminated) incentive to finish with the very-worst record.

Curry’s return will also boost interest in a nationally televised game. Not only will there be another star on the floor, Curry is facing the team that has defended him most creatively.