Warriors, Curry aiming for Friday return

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Curry's repeated ankle setbacks, though, have probably been the most troublesome for the team. His right ankle will be officially re-evaluated on Tuesday and if all goes well, Curry will have two full days of practice and a shootaround before Friday's game.

The injury bug has also hit Golden State role players Patrick McCaw (broken wrist), who just got cleared to return to game action, and Omri Casspi (sprained ankle) who was ruled out prior to the Spurs game.

To compound their health issues, Draymond Green was only able to play 12 minutes in the defeat as he suffered a pelvic injury.

According to previously stated injury timelines, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson should still be out for the game, so Curry won't have almost as many weapons around him as he's accustomed to. The San Antonio Spurs - the opponent on March 19, 2016, that stopped the Dubs from hitting 80 - held them to a season-low 75 on Monday night. When it was assumed that Curry, Durant and Thompson would all be out on Sunday, it wasn't a stretch at all to chalk that game up as a likely win for the Jazz.

With the postseason, the defending champions are being cautious with Curry.

The Warriors are 13-8 without Curry in the lineup, but are a mammoth 40-10 with their star point guard in the team.

He is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds while shooting a shade under 50 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc.

For all National Basketball Association teams, the season boils down to one question - how do we compete with, and for the select few, how do we beat the Golden State Warriors in a 7-game playoff series?

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