War­riors’ Curry not ready to re­turn

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - SCOREBOARD -

Stephen Curry had hoped to play for the War­riors on Sunday against the Wizards in San Francisco after be­ing side­lined for four months with a broken hand, but won’t re­turn yet.

The team said Satur­day that the 31-year-old Curry is par­tic­i­pat­ing in full scrim­mages dur­ing prac­tice and “con­tin­ues to make good progress in his re­cov­ery.”

He is sched­uled to prac­tice with the War­riors’ G League team on Mon­day and is still ex­pected to play in March, the team said.

The Mer­cury News re­ported that Curry could re­turn Thurs­day at home against the Rap­tors in a re­match of last sea­son’s NBA Fi­nals.

Curry has played only four games this sea­son for the War­riors (12-47), who had dropped eight straight head­ing into Satur­day’s matchup with the Suns.

Tip-ins: Rookie Ja Mo­rant had 27 points and matched his sea­son high with 14 as­sists as the Grizzlies snapped a five-game skid with a 105-88 vic­tory over the Lak­ers in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee . ... Trae Young had 25 points and 15 as­sists, John Collins added 24 points and 10 re­bounds and the Hawks topped the Trail Blaz­ers 129-117 in At­lanta . ... The Knicks and F Mau­rice Hark­less won’t agree on a con­tract buy­out mean­ing the coveted wing re­mains un­avail­able to join a con­tender for the play­offs, ESPN re­ported. Sev­eral teams, in­clud­ing the Westlead­ing Lak­ers, had in­ter­est in sign­ing Hark­less if he be­came avail­able. The deadline for play­ers to be waived and be­come el­i­gi­ble for play­off ros­ters is Sunday.

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Stephen Curry’s re­turn from a broken hand has been pushed back.

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