Warriors

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Steph Curry's return is right around the corner, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday "the hope" is that the two-time MVP will return in time for Sunday's game against the Washington Wizards. 

"He'll continue to work this week, and we'll make that determination on Saturday whether he'll play on Sunday," Kerr said before the Warriors played the Kings on Tuesday.  

Curry first broke his left hand on Oct. 30 and will be re-evaluated Saturday and sit out against the Suns in Phoenix on the first night of a back-to-back. 

The 31-year-old was cleared for contact Saturday, scrimmaging for the first time since his injury and reaching the latest milestone in his recovery. 

"It was fun," Curry said Saturday. "I've done every rehab drill you can think of, by yourself in a gym trying to work on your conditioning and skill work. And that's all fun, and there's a purpose to it but there's nothing like playing basketball and competing."

Sunday's targeted return date would be the culmination of Curry's rigorous rehabilitation program. Curry underwent his second surgery in December to remove a screw in the second metacarpal, and he said Saturday that he still feels nerve discomfort in his left hand.

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Curry said he still is "getting used to what a new normal is." Nonetheless, Kerr praised the guard's work ethic throughout the process.

"He does that stuff at a level very few people I've ever seen can reach," Kerr said Tuesday. "It's been incredible to watch his shooting routine, his conditioning routine. So he's doing everything possible to prepare himself for his return."

Curry is set to practice on Wednesday and Friday before his scheduled re-evaluation.