Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

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While assistant coach Mack Brown was on the bench for Game 1 on Sunday, Kerr watched the game from the Dubs locker room. "Obviously, coach Brown led most of it, but he was present". He did not attend the games during the previous series against the Utah Jazz.

Kerr sat down and chatted with acting coach Mike Brown for a long stint before calling it a day.

This was the first game Kerr attended since taking an indefinite leave of absence in the middle of the first round because of complications from back surgery nearly two years ago. After all, it was just about a week ago that he flew to Duke Medical Center for a procedure to fix - and, hopefully, fully resolve - the spinal cord leak that has caused him problems for two years now.

Kerr attended his first full practice Saturday since taking that leave of absence; however, the Warriors maintain there is still no timetable for his return. "It's been very hard for him, and he's shown a lot of courage getting through what he's gotten through". "I hope he's feeling better". I thought our defense was actually really good in the first quarter, but then, you know we turn it over, we give up some easy ones, so now we're playing from behind and then the second quarter we got out of sorts. He's the guy that laid the foundation and got everybody headed in the right directions.

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Steph Curry finished the game with 40 points, 19 of which came in the third quarter.

The Warriors (8-0) open the Western Conference Finals at home Sunday afternoon against San Antonio.

Key Matchup: Leonard vs. Durant, Curry or Thompson.

But his ability to show up to the coaches' meeting and practice is a great sign for the Warriors' chances against the Spurs.