Stephen Curry cleared to return to practice

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The Warriors are now 3.5 games back of the Rockets for the No. 1 seed in the West, but have an 8.5-game cushion over Portland for the No. 2 spot.

Curry will return for Warriors against the Hawks on Friday.

Curry will have the injury re-evaluated Wednesday to ensure there's no danger of a setback.

Both Durant (ribs) and Thompson (hand) are expected to miss several weeks with their respective injuries, but there is better news regarding Curry, who has been out for nearly two weeks with another right ankle sprain.

The two-time MVP's right ankle is scheduled to be reevaluated Tuesday, after which time a firm return date is expected.

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Stephen Curry is hoping to return from his right ankle sprain on Friday when the Warriors host the Hawks at Oracle Arena, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN. Curry re-injured his right ankle on March 8 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Even though it wasn't considered to be serious, the defending champions opted to take a cautious approach with him and chose to shut him down for over a week in order to get regular treatment. The Jazz are just 1-8 there over the course of the past five years with the lone win coming in the second to last game of the year last season when the Warriors were coasting into the postseason and playing some key players for limited minutes while Klay Thompson rested.

Golden State is 53-18, 3½ games back of the Houston Rockets for the top spot in the Western Conference standings.

Steph is averaging 43.9 FanDuel points per game this season.

The Warriors now sit second in the Western Conference and are 53-18, 3.5 games back from the Houston Rockets in the race for top of the standings.