The Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets for Game 4 of their first round series today at 12:30 p.m. PST on ABC.
The Warriors can put a stranglehold on this series with a win and, as expected, they will have the help of Stephen Curry, who has missed the last two games of the series with an ankle injury.
It's official. Coach Steve Kerr says Steph Curry will play Game 4 today. "I assume so."— Fran Blinebury (@franblinebury) April 24, 2016
Steph Curry just ran -- sprinted -- out of #Warriors locker room. Ready to attack pregame routine.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) April 24, 2016
Lock in! #DubNation— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 24, 2016
Status update: Stephen Curry (right ankle) is available to play. Warriors & Rockets tip at 12:30 p.m. PDT— GSWStats (@gswstats) April 24, 2016
Multiple reports over the last couple of days described that Curry completed the preliminary tests to return to action in time for today's game. The Warriors were just waiting for that official clearance today.
Steve Kerr says final Steph Curry decision for Game 4 will be made after Steph goes thru pregame routine. Looks good tho.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) April 24, 2016
As written in a FanPost by ScipioTheYounger earlier today, the Warriors are significantly better with Curry on the floor. Given that the Warriors came within a point of beating the Rockets in Houston in Game 3, it's perfectly reasonable to expect that getting Curry back will be enough to win today.