Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors takes some practice shots despite being injured with a groin strain and having been involved in a morning car accident on Highway 24 on November 23, 2018 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Curry scrimmages in full-go workout, could return from injury on road trip

OAKLAND — On Monday morning, at the Rakuten Performance Center — the Golden State Warriors’ downtown Oakland practice facility — a giant blue curtain dropped from the ceiling, shielding the attending media from observing the activities being performed on the right half of the gym.

Behind that curtain was Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, who began his second reported live scrimmage since sustaining a left adductor strain on Nov. 8 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The “full-go” workout, according to head coach Steve Kerr, was the latest step in Curry’s process to recovering from the nagging injury.

“Steph looked good today. He totally dominated the film crew,” Kerr said in his pregame press conference on Monday night. “Overall, it was a successful venture.”

Since leaving in the third quarter of Golden State’s 134-111 loss to the Bucks two-and-a-half weeks ago, the two-time MVP has been yet to go through a full practice without limitations. During his nine-game absence, the Warriors have gone 4-5, losing four games in a row for the first time in Kerr’s tenure.

While Curry has been seen undergoing his standard post-practice routines of free-throw, mid-range and three-point shooting over that time, he has not been cleared to open things up entirely by the team’s medical staff.

According to Kerr, however, Curry’s progress looks to be entirely on track as he did not experience any setbacks regarding current injury nor any new ones, even after getting into an auto accident on his way to shootaround on Nov. 23.

“He’s just trying to get his rhythm and conditioning back,” Kerr said. “He should be a full-go for practice tomorrow.”

Without Curry — who was averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists while shooting the ball at a 51.5-percent clip — Golden State has started Quinn Cook at the point for six of the team’s last nine games.

Although Cook’s output hasn’t come close to filling the gap left by Curry, over the course of those nine games, Cook has contributed with 13.3 points and 3 assists per outing.

“Quinn is a crucial player for us,” Kerr said. “His professionalism, his energy. We need all of that.”

The Warriors believe that they will be able to get Curry back into the lineup sometime this week, even as early as Thursday night when Golden State takes on the Raptors in Toronto.

“We’ll see how he does tomorrow,” Kerr said. “He might [come back against Toronto].”Golden State WarriorsNBAStephen CurryToronto Raptors

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