OAKLAND –- The absence of Stephen Curry lasted just one game, as the reigning MVP will be back in the Warriors lineup Thursday night to face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena.
In addition to Curry’s return to action, veteran Andre Iguodala, who also missed one game, will be available to face the Thunder.
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After stepping onto the floor around 6:00 p.m. -- a few minutes later than usual -- Curry launched into his pregame routine, dribbling and shooting. He left after warming up for about 20 minutes.
Shortly thereafter, the reigning MVP tweeted his familiar “Lock In!” That, for the uninitiated, means Curry is ready.
Curry was listed as questionable with lingering soreness in his left ankle, which he tweaked last Saturday at Oklahoma City. Curry did not practice Monday and sat out Tuesday, when the Warriors posted a 109-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
He returned to practice Wednesday and participated in shootaround Thursday morning before taking the court and making a final decision around an hour before tipoff.