NBA: Warriors target next week for Stephen Curry’s return
The Golden State Warriors are optimistic that Stephen Curry will return during next week’s three-game road trip, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Curry, who turns 35 on March 14, has been sidelined since sustaining an injury to his lower left leg in a win against the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 4. The Warriors are 5-4 in his absence, including three straight wins.
Golden State’s trip begins Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, followed by games Tuesday in Oklahoma City and March 9 in Memphis.
Curry is contributing 29.4 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game this season. The point guard was named to his ninth All-Star team but was unable to participate in the Feb. 19 showcase in Salt Lake City.
A four-time NBA champion and two-time league Most Valuable Player, Curry owns career averages of 24.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds. He is the NBA’s all-time leader with 3,302 career 3-point field goals in the regular season.