The Golden State Warriors are hoping to have Stephen Curry back as they try to avoid falling further back in the Pacific Division race.
The New Orleans Hornets still own one of the worst records in the Western Conference, so coach Monty Williams isn't celebrating their recent success.
With Curry's status unclear, the Warriors will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season in a matchup with the resurgent Hornets on Saturday night.
Golden State (23-15) has lost five of six since a win over the division-leading Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 2 pulled them within 2 1/2 games in the Pacific. The Warriors followed that up three days later by falling 115-89 to the Clippers, and the gap has widened to seven games since.
They host the Clippers again Monday, but could use some momentum after their losing streak reached three with Friday's 95-88 defeat at San Antonio.
"I'm disappointed in the loss, but at the same time I really like the way my team got after...