Warriors’ Curry makes progress in comeback from broken hand

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              Injured Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, stands next to head coach Steve Kerr during the second half of their team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry is making progress in his comeback from a broken left hand and could return in March.

Curry was injured Oct. 30 in the fourth game of the season and had surgery two days later.

“He’s made some big strides,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before Saturday’s game against Cleveland. “I guess the word is a month away from having another evaluation. We’re really hopeful that around that time he’ll be able to play. We’ll determine that around March 1.”

Kerr said that Curry has been participating in non-contact and individual drills while also working on his conditioning.

“He needs to progress over the next month to lot of action, one-on-one, three-on-three, five-on five,” Kerr said. “That’s all part of the plan.”

Golden State (10-39) has the NBA’s worst record without the two-time MVP, who led the Warriors to three titles and five straight Finals appearances. Curry averages 23.5 points in 11 seasons.

“It’s good to see Steph on the floor and on the sidelines with the team and traveling,” Kerr said. “The mood is brighter when Steph is around. He’s giving the young guys a lot of words of wisdom.”

The Warriors and Cavaliers met in the Finals every year from 2015-18, but both have struggled all season. Golden State has lost five in a row overall and 10 straight on the road. Cleveland has lost nine straight at home and 14 of 17 overall.