The Golden State Warriors say guard Stephen Curry will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors.
Curry has missed the past 58 games with a fractured left hand he suffered Oct. 30.
He’ll join a Golden State team that is an NBA-worst 14-48 on the season and includes a ton of fresh faces. Of the current players on the Warriors’ roster, Curry has played more than four games with just four of them: the injured Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee.
A Thursday return had seemed likely after Curry, 31, went through a practice with the Warriors’ G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, California, without issue Monday.
The six-time All-Star and two-time MVP originally hoped to get back on the floor Sunday, but that return was delayed because Golden State coach Steve Kerr and the team’s medical staff wanted him to get some more scrimmage time. That came Monday with Santa Cruz.
In the four games Curry did play this season, he was averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds. He needs eight more 3-pointers to become the third player in NBA history to reach 2,500, joining Ray Allen and Reggie Miller.