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Curry (ankle) set to return tonight vs. Hawks

24 March 2018

All of which adds perhaps the only intriguing question for when the Warriors (53-18) host the Atlanta Hawks (21-51) on Friday at Oracle Arena: how will Curry fare in his return after missing the past six games?

Teammate JaVale McGee jumped in the air to contest an attempt from Atlanta's Mike Muscala, and after fouling Muscala, McGee fell right into Curry's left knee.

Stephen Curry (right) warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the Warriors' game against the Hawks.

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During the game, the Warriors announced on Twitter that the two-time MVP will no longer return after suffering a "left knee strain".

Warriors: Omri Casspi missed a third consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. The point guard had been out the previous 6 games for an injured ankle he rolled a couple weeks ago, and on his first night back this happens. The the entire league will keep an eye on results of his MRI on Saturday, especially LeBron and the Cavs. "Nothing would surprise me", Kerr said.

If Curry misses 39 days, he will miss the beginning of the playoffs. "I took him out of the starting lineup on his birthday". This could mean the Warriors do want to dial back Andre Iguodala.

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The Warriors are now without stars Klay Thompson (hand) and Kevin Durant (rib), both who are still expected to be out for significant time.

Steph Curry, Nick Young, Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell and Zaza Pachulia will start against the Hawks on Friday. Local students were recognized at halftime by the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team, a collaborative effort by the Bay Area professional sports teams to provide scholarships for youth striving to continue their educations.

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Curry (ankle) set to return tonight vs. Hawks