War­riors’ Curry tar­gets Olympics

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In­jured War­riors guard Stephen Curry “ab­so­lutely” plans to make him­self avail­able to play for USA Bas­ket­ball dur­ing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, his fa­ther, Dell Curry, told ESPN.

Stephen Curry is ex­pected to miss three months af­ter surgery on Fri­day to re­pair a bro­ken hand and fin­ger suf­fered in a loss to the Suns two nights ear­lier.

“That was def­i­nitely a goal com­ing into this year. He wants to play in the Olympics,” Dell Curry said Fri­day night. “This is a lit­tle set­back, but hope­fully it’s a goal he can strive for through his re­hab.”

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics be­gin on July 24.

Jack­son added to Pis­tons’ in­jury list: The in­jury list con­tin­ues to grow for the Pis­tons with guard Reg­gie Jack­son out at least four weeks with a back in­jury.

Jack­son, who played the sea­son’s first two games but has missed the last four, has a stress re­ac­tion in his lower back.

Jack­son, 29, has av­er­aged 5.0 points and 4.0 as­sists in 18.0 min­utes this sea­son. He played all 82 games in 2018-19, scor­ing 15.4 points per game.

The Pis­tons also have been with­out All-Star Blake Grif­fin for the first six games with knee and ham­string sore­ness. Firstround pick Sekou Doum­bouya also has not played af­ter suf­fer­ing a con­cus­sion in train­ing camp.

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