Curry officially able to play Game 2 vs Pelicans
NBA.com Global on May 02, 2018 07:42 AM
FILE - DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 4, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will play in today's Game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The team announced Curry is set to make his postseason debut after missing nearly six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee. He's not expected to be on a minutes restriction.
Injury update: Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is available to play in tonight's Game 2 vs. New Orleans.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 1, 2018
It was determined Curry would return after the star guard went through shootaround again on Tuesday, something he did going into Game 1. Coach Steve Kerr, however, believed one scrimmage wasn't enough, holding his sharpshooter out as Golden State went on to cruise to a 123-101 win. Curry went through an additional scrimmage at full speed over the weekend.
The two-time Kia MVP suffered the injury on March 23 (Mar. 24, PHL time). In his absence, Golden State went 9-7 (4-6 to finish the regular season, 5-1 in the playoffs).
Curry averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists in the 2017-18 campaign.