Warriors news: Stephen Curry to return vs. Pistons
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Warriors superstar Stephen Curry to return vs. Pistons

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is slated to return on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN.

Curry has missed the past 10 games with a strained adductor, a groin injury that has kept him out of the starting lineup as the medical staff takes major precaution with an injury he’s never had before.

The Warriors rushed the star point guard back last season, which resulted in a short stint against the Atlanta Hawks and an extended absence to follow. Golden State has missed their star point guard dearly through the initial stretch of his injury, as they have been without Draymond Green for the majority of it, going 5-5 throughout that stretch.

Green, who suffered a toe injury early in the season, only played in two of the last 11 contests, only making appearances against the L.A. Clippers and the Houston Rockets.

The Warriors have been utmost careful with their All-Stars this season, once again playing the long game and honing their sights in the postseason, rather than the long 82-game slate to precede it.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been in charge of keeping the boat afloat, and have managed to do so with a three-game win streak to follow a four-game skid (the longest of the Steve Kerr era).

Yet Golden State has relinquished its stronghold of the Western Conference, going from a sparkling 11-2 start to the season and holding the first seed to clawing their way back to the second seed after dropping to the fifth during their four-game losing streak.

Curry’s absence has been the catalyst for this team’s early-season success and his imminent return should prove the main reason for hope, as the Warriors embark in a five-game Eastern Conference road trip — the longest of this NBA season.