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Warriors' injured star Steph Curry to return in Detroit

03 December 2018, 06:01 | Charlene Valdez

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The Toronto Raptors will welcome the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, in a potential preview of the 2019 NBA Finals.

Durant, a free agent after this season, says his only goal is "being the best version of me that I can each possession on both ends".

Kawhi Leonard (37) and Pascal Siakam (26) scored season-high totals to help the Raptors improve their league-leading record to 19-4. Kyle Lowry is a great leader, as well as a bulldog out there.

In a feature published this week by The Mercury News, Cook went shopping for just his third-ever suit alongside Warriors beat writer Logan Murdock. "They got something really special up there in Canada right now".

Kevin Durant extended his string of sensational performances with the best yet, dropping in a season-high 51 points on 18-of-31 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. So far, their big offseason gamble - trading franchise player DeMar DeRozan, young big man Jakob Poeltl, and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for superstar Kawhi Leonard and wing Danny Green - has paid off.

"If this were a playoff game, he would absolutely be playing", Kerr said.

Curry has missed the last 11 games because of a groin injury picked up against the Milwaukke Bucks. "I'm a Piston now, so we're going to go out there, play hard, play smart, play together and try to get the win".

On the plus side for Curry, since he won't be preparing for the game, maybe he'll get the opportunity to head up to the concourse and play a game or two on the Playstation console that he knows so well.

"Obviously we've been looking forward to getting him back but I'm proud of the way the guys have fought without him", Kerr said.

Kerr added that Curry's "dying" to play in Toronto; the star point guard's father played for the Raptors for three seasons.

Check out the daily offering of Best Bets from the WagerTalk Handicapping Team (we also suggest checking out the Pick Your Team Program). "I think it's much more than people thought it would be at the start of the year". Only four of their next 14 games come against teams with losing records, including two against Cleveland. "He's just such a part of the history of this game and a good friend, and we miss him".

The Raptors had lost eight straight to Golden State, but that was pre-Leonard, and now Toronto is the talk of the East.

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