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Stephen Curry returns to Warriors after missing 11 games

Stephen Curry returns to Warriors after missing 11 games

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry returned to the Golden State Warriors after an 11-game absence with a partially dislocated left shoulder, joining the starting lineup as the defending champions hosted the Phoenix Suns.

While Curry wasn’t on a strict minutes restriction Tuesday night, coach Steve Kerr noted that he’s “not going to play a heavy load.”

Golden State returned to its usual five starters as Klay Thompson also returned after he was scratched late in a loss to Orlando on Saturday due to soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. Andrew Wiggins returned Saturday after missing 15 games with both an upper right leg strain and a non-COVID illness.

Curry, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, had been sidelined since injuring his shoulder trying to strip Pacers forward Jalen Smith of the ball with 2:04 left in the third quarter of a 125-119 loss at Indiana on Dec. 14. The Warriors went 6-5 without him, but had lost two straight at home for the first time all season.





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