Stephen Curry returns to lineup as Warriors take on Lakers


LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry returned to the Golden State Warriors’ lineup as they faced the Los Angeles Lakers in a nationally televised game Sunday.

The All-Star guard missed 11 games after a left leg injury on Feb. 4 against the Dallas Mavericks. Golden State was 7-4 during Curry’s absence, including five straight wins entering Sunday’s contest.

Coach Steve Kerr said there would be a minutes restriction on Curry, but did not say how long he would play.

Curry has played 38 games this season and is averaging 29.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists.

“He’s been working really hard,” Kerr said about Curry on Thursday. “I think within days of the injury, he was on the bike. And it was impressive to watch him on the bike, how hard he goes. He’s really amazing when it comes to his conditioning level and his commitment to keeping it high. So he has a good chance these last few days to get up and down. But before that, he was doing a lot of 1-on-0 workouts that included a lot of running and movements.”

Curry also participated in multiple scrimmages over the past week with Golden State’s two-way and backup players.

Andre Iguodala also played for the Warriors on Sunday. He had played in only three games previously this season because of a hip issue. His last action was on Jan. 13.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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