Steph to play, won't start in Game 1 against Nuggets


​It’s official: Steph Curry is back.

The star point guard was previously listed as probable for the Warriors’ matchup against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, amd Steve Kerr told reporters prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs that Curry will in fact see the court.

It was unclear at first whether or not Curry would start Game 1, but the Warriors later announced that Curry would come off the bench, with Jordan Poole starting at point guard.

Kerr did say Friday that if Curry was cleared to play in Saturday’s game, he would be on a minutes restriction. That won't be the case, as Jordan Poole will get the start along with Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.

When Curry does play during Game 1, he will be returning to court competition for the first time in a month since suffering a sprained left foot and bone bruise.

The news that Curry is back in play on Saturday is music to Golden State’s ears, and after several successful practices this week, it’s safe to say the two-time NBA MVP is ready. 

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