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Steve Kerr picks Pistons game as ‘best bet’ for Stephen Curry’s return

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr isn’t a doctor, but he’s going to guess that star point guard Stephen Curry returns to the lineup against the Detroit Pistons this Saturday.

Curry is recovering from an adductor strain he suffered on November 8 against the Milwaukee Bucks at home. The two-time league MVP hasn’t played since then.

On the season, Stephen Curry is averaging 29.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 49.2 percent from beyond the arc and 92.3 percent from the free-throw line. The sharpshooter got into a car accident last Friday, but he was not injured and was in good spirits at the team’s practice facility afterwards.

The Warriors are about to embark on a five-game road trip which starts on Thursday against Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors. After that, Golden State will face off against the Pistons, Atlanta HawksCleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks.

The Warriors have an offensive rating of 124.4 when Curry is on the court. That rating drops to 114.2 when he is not playing. Golden State recently lost four games in a row for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. The team has bounced back with three-straight wins over the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic, all at home.

Golden State enters the game against the Raptors with a record of 15-7, second place in the Western Conference. Once Stephen Curry comes back, the rest of the NBA better watch out.

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