Steph Curry Officially Set to Return Thursday Against the Raptors

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry warming up for a game against the Miami Heat.
Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry warming up for a game against the Miami Heat. | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors have sorely missed their superstar, but they are finally set to get him back. After missing the last 58 games with a hand injury, Steph Curry will return to the court for Golden State's game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday at the Chase Center.

Without Curry, the Warriors have fallen to the basement of the NBA only a season removed from their fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. While other absences have contributed to Golden State's decline, Curry's has not only deprived the Warriors of a leading scorer, but also an on-court leader and fan favorite.

Warriors fans have had little reason to attend games at the new Chase Center this season, as the team has fallen to an NBA-worst 14-48. While Curry's return won't keep the dynasty going this year or even get them anywhere close to a playoff appearance, it will at the very least give fans something watch amid the lost season.

Curry also returns just in time for a rematch against the team that denied the Warriors their third straight championship in last year's finals. The Raptors come into San Francisco with the NBA's third-best record on Thursday and this new-look Warriors squad will look to make a statement with a win.