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Steph Curry joins Warriors’ first playoff practice

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has fully participated in team practice, raising hopes that he will be able to see action in the playoffs.

Gidget Alikpala
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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has fully participated in team practice, raising hopes that he will be able to see action in the playoffs.
USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors megastar Steph Curry has fully participated in team practice for the first time since hurting his foot on March 16, raising hopes that he would be able to join the team in the playoffs.

The practice session took place only four days before they take on the Denver Nuggets in Game 1.

Curry took part in game planning, situational drills, as well as exercises for shooting and skills.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said they will reassess the status of the 34-year-old tomorrow, when the team is due to have a scrimmage session.

“We’ll re-evaluate tomorrow, but I would say right now it’s looking good,” according to Kerr.

Although Curry has been working hard on rehabilitating his injured left foot and has practiced with the team, he will not be allowed to play in the playoffs until he has joined the Warriors scrimmage.

“We’ve got to see how he feels tomorrow… and then we’ll take the next step,” said Kerr.

Curry’s teammate Gary Payton II was optimistic following the two-time MVPs presence at practice.

“He looked like Steph. That’s a good sign and I know he’s going to keep getting better and doing whatever he’s got to do to be ready. So excited,” said Payton.

Curry sustained the injury in Golden State’s loss to the Boston Celtics, after Celtics guard Marcus Smart rolled over his foot as he lunged for a loose ball. The Warriors star sprained a foot ligament, causing him to miss 12 games of the regular season.

Despite his absence, the team managed to secure the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

The Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets for Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday, April 16 at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The teams will tip-off at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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