SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors are set to start their lethal three-guard lineup Wednesday night for the first time this season as Stephen Curry was reinserted back to the starting lineup for the first time since suffering a foot injury last month.
Golden State revealed its starting lineup about 30 minutes before tip-off of Game 5 of the first-round series against the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center.
Coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday said Curry was cleared to play without restrictions. The news came two days after Curry played 37 minutes in the Warriors’ Game 4 loss, which sent the best-of-seven series back to the Bay Area.
Curry will start alongside Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green. The means the durable Kevon Looney was the odd man out and sent to the bench for the beginning of what could be the clinching game of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Nuggets. That lineup has outscored the Nuggets by 26 points in 32 minutes together this series. The group looked to struggle early in Game 4 but they came in clutch down the stretch, though Denver ultimately came out victorious.