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Report: Stephen Curry (thigh) will play vs. Boston Celtics

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A thigh contusion caused Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to miss the team’s game Monday against the Magic. That won’t be the case tonight, though, as Golden State readies for a big showdown with Eastern Conference-leading Boston.

Curry will return to the lineup tonight, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Coach Steve Kerr said a few extra days of rest helped Curry mend enough for tonight’s game, writes Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Curry, who missed Monday night’s win over Orlando with a right thigh contusion, has gone through light practices the past two days with no problems.

“It’s all right,” Curry said of his right thigh. “Everybody’s gone through this at some point when you play basketball. You just push through it, continue to get better and hopefully I’ll be ready to go tomorrow. You just keep it moving.”

A healthy Curry [will] be big Thursday against the Celtics, who have ridden a 13-game win streak to an NBA-best record of 13-2. Point guard Kyrie Irving, who is averaging 20.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds, has received some early MVP buzz.

Veteran Shaun Livingtston got the start Monday against Orlando.

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