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NBA playoffs 2018: Stephen Curry wants to ‘not suck’ in return to Warriors | NBA

Stephen Curry’s approach to his return to the Golden State lineup will be straightforward.

The Warriors star is expected to return to action Tuesday for Game 2 against the Pelicans, and just hopes he doesn’t embarrass himself after being sidelined so long.

“Just not suck after missing five weeks,” Curry told The Undefeated. “That’s my goal.

“If I do get the green light, just play my game. Do what I do on both ends of the court to help the team. There is nothing special about it. Just try to use my energy as a spark.”

Curry has not played since March 23, which was his first game back after an ankle injury, due to a medial collateral ligament sprain. Despite his absence, the Warriors have progressed through the postseason and cruised to a 123-101 win over the Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday.

Curry resumed full-contact practice Thursday and scrimmaged 5-on-5 for the first time Friday. He had been upgraded to questionable ahead of Saturday’s matchup, but the team decided to give him a little more time.

The Warriors hold a 1-0 series lead over the Pelicans, with Game 2 scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena.


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