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Warriors guard Stephen Curry (foot) set to return Saturday

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Mar 12, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) talks to head coach Steve Kerr during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is set to make his return from a foot injury on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets, but will play on a minutes restriction.

Curry just needs to clear Thursday’s scrimmage. Curry was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, with coach Steve Kerr saying it was “looking good” for a Saturday return, adding that only a setback would likely keep the sharpshooter on the sideline.

The Warriors and Nuggets tip off their best-of-seven first-round series Saturday night in San Francisco.

Curry is expected to start but will be on a minutes restriction, Kerr said.

Kerr wouldn’t pinpoint a cap on playing time for Curry in Game 1 but did say the number was below 30.

Starting with the game in which Curry was injured against the Boston Celtics, the Warriors went into a 1-7 skid. However, they won their final five regular-season games to wrap up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Curry, 34, was the NBA’s scoring champion in 2020-21 at 32.0 points per game, but his average dipped to 25.5 points in 64 games this season. The eight-time All-Star and two-time league MVP sank just 38.0 percent of his 3-point attempts in the just-concluded campaign, the second-lowest figure of his career.

–Field Level Media