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Warriors at Pistons: Steph Curry returns, Draymond Green remains out

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The Warriors welcome Steph Curry back, but are still without Draymond Green.

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As Daniel Hardee has already detailed in his preview of today’s game, the Golden State Warriors will have Steph Curry back in the lineup for their game against the Detroit Pistons today at 4 p.m. PST.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr told media in their pre-game session that there would not be a minutes restriction on Curry, but it’s probably safe to say that they will monitor his minutes to some extent.

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle described how Curry’s absence from the team helped to highlight his value in an article posted earlier today.

Curry might have actually bolstered his case for a third NBA MVP award by sitting. Though Durant was sensational, the Warriors have had a tough time making up for all Curry provides.

Because defenses didn’t have to worry about Curry, Golden State had far less space to work with, which made finding open shots difficult at times for Durant, Klay Thompson and others. A team built on making the extra pass gave way to players standing and watching as Durant tried to beat his man off the dribble.

Although it will be great to see Curry back in action, Draymond Green will remain out as he works his way back to health from a toe injury. Alfonzo McKinnie also remains out without a firm return date.

In recent games, Kerr has gone with Andre Iguodala starting for Green and there has been no indication of a change to this point.

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