Golden State Warriors Stumble Against Los Angeles Lakers In Stephen Curry's Return

The Golden State Warriors had their talismanic superstar Stephen Curry back in action for the first time in over a month yesterday afternoon, but they didn't quite get the result they might have hoped. The Warriors fell to a depleted Los Angeles Lakers squad 113-105, and Curry tallied 27 points, two rebounds, six assists, and one steal.

Curry hit eight of his 20 field goal attempts, including five of 13 from three, in a little over 32 minutes of playing time against a Lakers squad that was playing without LeBron James. It was his first game back following a leg injury sustained in a February 4th 119-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks. For the season, Curry is averaging 29.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game with an excellent .663 true shooting percentage and a typically deadly .426 field goal percentage from three.

The loss dropped the Warriors to 34-31 and fifth place in the Western Conference. So long as Curry can stay healthy and heat back up quickly, the Warriors should be fine. They should be able to avoid the play-in tournament, and their championship pedigree should serve them well in the playoffs. They have continuity, experience, and chemistry that the other powerhouse teams in the conference simply lack.

The Warriors are back in action on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  

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