Stephen Curry returned and started in Golden State‘s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night as the Warriors look to tie the longest regular-season home winning streak in NBA history.
Curry was listed as questionable with a sore left ankle. He rolled the ankle in Saturday’s thrilling overtime victory over the Thunder and sat out the Warriors’ overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to rest it.
The injury occurred early in the third quarter Saturday, when Curry drove to the basket and rolled the ankle before Thunder guard Russell Westbrook stepped on it. However, Curry played through it and tied the NBA record for 3-pointers in a game with 12, broke his own record for 3-pointers in a season and converted a 37-footer before the buzzer to send the Warriors to their NBA-record 53rd win in 58 games.
Andre Iguodala also is available Thursday night. He was listed as questionable with tightness in his left hamstring. Iguodala also didn’t play Tuesday.
The Warriors are looking to equal the mid-1990s Chicago Bulls with a 44th straight regular-season home win.
Tuesday was Curry’s third missed game this season; he also sat out Dec. 30-31 with a bruised lower left leg.
Coach Steve Kerr had said Monday that the team would be careful with Curry.
“We’re not going to do anything crazy, obviously,” Kerr said. “We’ll err on the side of caution. But if he’s healthy enough to go, we’ll play him.”
ESPN Warriors reporter Ethan Sherwood Strauss and The Associated Press contributed to this report.