Warriors’ Steph Curry, James Wiseman and Kevon Looney to return vs. Knicks

Warriors guard Stephen Curry will return for Tuesday night’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, as will centers James Wiseman and Kevon Looney.

Curry, who missed Saturday night’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets because he was not feeling well, was a full participant during Monday’s practice in New York. That was the first absence for Curry during a season in which he’s playing at an MVP level. In 34.1 minutes per game, he is averaging 29.9 points on 48.6% shooting (42.3% from 3-point range), 6.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

Getting Wiseman and Looney back is a major boost for the Warriors, who have been playing without a single player taller than 6-foot-7 for the last 10 games. Golden State is 5-5 in that span.

Wiseman will play for the first time since spraining his left wrist in a loss to the Pistons on Jan. 30, and Looney will return from a sprained left ankle that sidelined him since Feb. 2.

Looney will start at center alongside Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Gree, head coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday evening.

In 21 minutes per game, Wiseman, 19, is averaging 12.2 points on 50.3% shooting, 6.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.3 blocks. Looney, 25, is averaging 3.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 14.7 minutes per game.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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