In his first game back from an MCL sprain that had kept him sidelined since March 23, Curry seemed like he never left – aside from his role as a sixth man off the bench – by dropping an efficient 28 points in the Warriors’ 121-116 Game 2 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Curry connected on 8-of-15 shots, including 5-of-10 from long range, to provide the shooting on a night the Warriors were otherwise lacklustre.
It was obvious Golden State got their identity back with Curry’s return, and the numbers backed it up as the guard had far and away the best plus-minus at plus-26.
“It was an eternity it felt like, for sure,” Curry said of finally getting back on the floor. “When the lights come back on after the starting lineups you’re usually in the go kind of mind frame. I had to kind of pace myself and be patient with it.
“It seemed like it took forever but it was a good feeling to get back out on the floor and just let loose and have fun.”
Considering the Warriors may have all of three games with their full squad before meeting Houston in a clash of titans, Curry’s immediate return to form should make Golden State favourites once again.
“So it’s kind of what you grow to expect from him.”
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