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Draymond Green returns to Warriors' season opener after injury scare

Draymond Green returns to Warriors' season opener after injury scare

The Warriors' season opener got off to a scary start Thursday night. And their poor shooting wasn't even the worst part.

With the Warriors trailing the Clippers 8-0 early in the first quarter at Chase Center, Draymond Green set a screen on Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. When Green went back on defense, though, he was in obvious pain as he yelled and grabbed his right arm.

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall replaced Green, who went back to the locker room.

Green was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion, and his return originally was listed as "to be determined." But after icing his elbow in the locker room, Green was back on the floor to start the second quarter.

Although Draymond returned to the game, losing the do-it-all forward for any stretch of time would be a big blow to the Warriors. They already are without center Willie Cauley-Stein, and shooting guard Klay Thompson is unlikely to play at all this season while he rehabs a torn ACL.

The Warriors badly need Draymond on both ends of the floor.

Warriors' Steph Curry says 'no setbacks' in rehab from broken left hand

Warriors' Steph Curry says 'no setbacks' in rehab from broken left hand

It’s the question that has been on the minds of many Warriors fans over the past few months: When will star point guard Steph Curry return to the lineup?

Curry has been out since Oct. 30 after suffering a broken left hand in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.

During his sideline analyst debut in Saturday night’s matchup against the Orlando Magic, Curry provided a vague look into his rehabilitation process.

"Rehab is going great, every day is tough,” Curry told Kelenna Azubuike and Bob Fitzgerald. “When you're hurt and we've all been there in some way shape or form, its a grind, everyday kind of being monotonous with the little strength workouts you have to do, and you understanding that it takes time and patience to get back to 100%.”

While details were limited, Curry did provide one positive nugget Warriors fans can cling to.

“I've been making progress,” Curry explained. “No setbacks which is definitely encouraging to get back to 100% as soon as possible."

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That date can’t come soon enough in a season that has been rife with bad news for fans of the Warriors.

Warriors make good on Steph Curry's guarantee of win over Magic

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Warriors make good on Steph Curry's guarantee of win over Magic

He spoke it into existence.

Before signing off of his sideline analyst debut during Saturday night’s Warriors game against the Orlando Magic, Warriors star Steph Curry guaranteed a win for the Dubs and said he was looking forward to the postgame celebration.

Steve Kerr and the rest of the Warriors decided to make good on Steph’s promise and pulled away late in a 109-95 victory.

[RELATED: Steph’s powerful message for young Dubs amid rough season]

The Warriors are undefeated when Curry joins the broadcast as an analyst, perhaps he should come around more often.