The Golden State Warriors have continued to have little to feel good about this season, as it is now clear the Stephen Curry’s broken hand recovery may be slower than anticipated. Per NBC Sports, Curry’s injury has caused nerve damage that may take over a year to properly heal. There has been some speculation that this is why Curry’s return was delayed after the initial announcement that he would not play as planned in Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Wizards.
However, Steve Kerr has clarified that Curry is behind schedule due to conditioning needs, and that nerve damage is not in fact what prevented his scheduled return to the lineup.
Nonetheless, the news was disappointed for Warriors fans, especially those who bought tickets in anticipation of seeing their star in the lineup after a five-month hiatus. Curry has been practicing for his return with the Warriors G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
On a more positive note for the team, the Warriors have finally ended their eight-game losing streak that has gone through nearly all of February. Despite having only eight active players and no active point guards in the lineup, they managed to upset the Phoenix Suns 115-99.
Shooting guard Damion Lee had a solid night with 20 points and 8 assists, while rookie Eric Paschall led the Warriors in scoring coming off the bench with an impressive 25-point performance. Seven of the eight available Warriors scored in double digits.
Paschall 😤 pic.twitter.com/7nXgpL5Nwv— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 1, 2020
The Warriors have begun March with a 124-110 loss to the Washington Wizards and will face the #2 seed Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.
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