After a week of disappointments, the Golden State Warriors finally get some good news. Superstar guard Stephen Curry was a full-participant during Sunday’s practice and has been upgraded to questionable for Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.
The Dubs have struggled without Curry, losing four in a row and sit at 22-24 on the season. Golden State holds a one-game lead over the Sacramento Kings for the 10th seed in the Western Conference.
Curry suffered a tailbone contusion after falling awkwardly during a win over the Houston Rockets on March 17. Since Steph went down, the Warriors are averaging five fewer points per game, and their net rating is also five points worse per 100 possessions.
It hasn’t been surprising to see the Dubs struggle without Curry, who is the focal point of the team’s offense.
Curry is tied for fourth in the NBA, averaging 29 points per game. He’s also putting up 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per outing.
Golden State needs its leader back in a bad way if it wants to advance to the postseason. The good news is that the Warriors have the third easiest remaining strength of schedule, and if they can stay healthy, they should be able to make up some of the ground lost since Curry’s injury.
If Steph can’t go against Chicago, he will likely return for Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat.