The Golden State Warriors have been boosted by the return of star point guard Stephen Curry, who is listed as active for Monday's NBA Western Conference semi-final play-off against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Golden State made the announcement prior to tip-off in game four in Portland after reigning NBA MVP Curry had missed more than two weeks of action due to a sprained right knee.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry will not have any minutes restrictions.
"It's more about what he can handle conditioning-wise. So we'll see what that means," said Kerr, whose Warriors lead the Trail Blazers 2-1.
"We really have to kind of do it on the fly. And I would kind of guess that he would play in shorter bursts, but if he's rolling, then we'll probably let him go for a little while."
Curry has not played since straining his medial collateral ligament in game four of their first-round matchup against the Houston Rockets.
He has played in just four quarters for the Warriors since the play-offs began. The team is 4-2 in games in which he has not appeared this post-season.