OAKLAND, Calif. -- David Lee had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Brandon Rush added 14 points and the Golden State Warriors held off a late charge to beat the Utah Jazz 83-80 on Monday night in an exhibition game.
Curry had surgery in April to repair his injured right ankle.
Golden State led 69-58 in the fourth quarter before Utah made a late run behind center Enes Kanter. Kanter had 12 points and 11 rebounds and made a layup with 1:01 remaining that pulled the Jazz within 83-80.
Curry played only 12 minutes and didn't score until making an 18-foot turnaround jumper late in the second quarter. He was clearly fatigued and stayed in the locker room after halftime icing his ankle.
The Celtics and coach Brad Stevens love the versatility of swingman Evan Turner, but might court other free agents before circling back to him.
Marc Stein says being offered the Lakers' head coaching job was too good of an opportunity to pass up for Luke Walton.
Steph Curry tells reporters he's optimistic he will be able to return to the Warriors before the initial two-week timetable he was given after spraining his MCL.