Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala to play vs Toronto


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TORONTO — After missing the past two games with an aggravated sprain in his right ankle, Warriors guard Stephen Curry will return for when the Warriors (34-9) visit the Toronto Raptors (29-11) on Saturday.

The Warriors also said reserve forward Andre Iguodala will be available to play after nursing a hip flexor strain in recent days. Meanwhile, Warriors reserve guard/forward Omri Casspi will sit out for the second consecutive game because of low back soreness stemmed from a recent virus. Casspi said he felt further discomfort in his back after completing a pre-game warmup, but he expressed optimism he can return for Monday’s game in Cleveland.

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As for Curry, the Warriors will now have all four of their All-Star players to go up against a Raptors team that ranks second in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics (34-10).

The Warriors have won 11 consecutive road wins en route to a league-leading 18-3 road record, while the Raptors have a 15-2 home record in what marks the second-best mark in the NBA behind San Antonio (18-2). The Warriors rank first in total offense (115.7), while the Raptors are third overall (112.1). And the Warriors are second in defensive field-goal percentage (43.5%), while the Raptors are fifth overall (44.9%).

“It’s fun to play a team in the other Conference who you know has a chance to be there in the end,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “When you do get a chance to see these guys, you file it away for later in case. It’ll be fun. This is a great atmosphere. This has always been one of my favorite arenas.”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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