Curry had three re-evaluations and coach Steve Kerr said Curry will "most likely" play, so he's not officially "in" just yet. "This is something we have to get better moving forward".
They ended the half with 78, which tied their season high for points in a half.More news: Six earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad
Dwight Howard had his best game of the season and nearly recorded a triple-double as he finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Stephen Curry returned from an 11-game absence to the tune of an National Basketball Association record 10 three-pointers as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies 141-128 on Saturday night in Oakland. They are 9-2 without Curry. And to cap it off, Kerr said his wife looked a little better with Steph suited up on the hardwood. Kevin Durant had his customary 27 points but was just 8-of-19 from the field. We're never going to be a super-fast, break-neck team. They built a double-digit lead in the third quarter. Draymond Green was held to only eight points but he did grab 11 rebounds and dish out 16 assists.
Kerr said the difference was an old story. The Hornets scored 32 points off 18 Warriors turnovers.More news: Hyundai Nexo 2018 fuel-cell SUV details announced
"But we've missed Steph's ability to play the passing lanes, put pressure on the ball, cause some havoc with his speed and quickness. When your focus is a little bit better and you're competitive desire is there, then you're going to play better defensively".
Kerr stopped short of a definitive promise that two-time MVP Curry will return against Memphis after missing 11 games with a right ankle sprain. I talked to him today and he was feeling good, so we'll see how he's feeling tomorrow morning.
Bradley Beal added 21 points for Washington and Kelly Oubre Jr scored 10 of his 21 in the fourth quarter - when the Wizards turned a nine-point lead into a rout.More news: Macron urges China to avoid protectionism
The Warriors lacked both of those traits while Curry was out - just two of the issues that were highlighted by his absence, which showed that even this seemingly indomitable team has some flaws. The Grizzlies have won two of their past three games, with the one defeat in that stretch coming on a last-second alley-oop dunk in Phoenix. The workouts have been more geared toward being able to get him back to being in shape and being able to move with no pain.