Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has returned to the court after missing the past 11 games due to a strained left groin. After admitting to feeling "antsy" from missing play since November 8th, he scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds, made three assists and had seven turnovers in almost 37 minutes during Saturday's 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
"I've had great games after missing substantial time before," Curry said. "Tonight was not like that. It was just more being really antsy in times when I got the ball in my hands, feeling like I had to make something happen. I didn't really force much, it was just the timing was off. My teammates were doing a great job trying to find me and getting me going. I think a little bit of that kind of worked against us if I wasn't able to finish possessions. Everybody was doing a little bit too much sacrificing and that happens at times when your lineups change and things like that, but we'll adjust back to how we normally play. Everybody will continue to be aggressive and confident and we'll get back to Warrior basketball."
Curry called his first-half performance "terrible," but came back stronger in the second half.
"It was two different halves," Curry said. "The first half I was going 100 miles an hour but just didn't have the right timing. Wasn't seeing the floor very well or seeing the rim very well for that matter. The second half was better, a little more aggressive, decisive, and obviously seeing some shots go down. Just gaining confidence and feeling good so I'm sure that will carry over every game."
"He was up and down," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He got himself going after a little while, a slow start. It wasn't his best game but I'm not at all worried about Steph."
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