Steve Kerr Confirms Return Date for Steph Curry

OAKLAND -- After an 11-game absence, Stephen Curry is set to return to the Warriors lineup late Saturday afternoon.

That plan was confirmed Friday by Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who left a tiny sliver of doubt in case Curry experiences discomfort before the 5:35 tipoff against the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena.

"Most likely he'll play," Kerr said prior tipoff against the Hornets. "I talked to him today. He was feeling good. So we'll see how he's feeling tomorrow morning. He probably will have a time limit on his minutes, but we haven't worked it out yet."

Curry has been out since sustaining a sprained right ankle on Dec. 4 at New Orleans. The point guard, in his ninth season, has spent the past week on the bench or behind it, cheering for his teammates.

"He's excited," Kerr said. "He's fired up.

"The process was just going along with the medical staff's recommendation. And just the daily progress he was making, combined with the schedule, the way it works out, tomorrow should be a good game for him to play."

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