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Stephen Curry will start Game 3 vs. Pelicans

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Stephen Curry celebrates a three-pointer against the Pelicans Getty Images

Now that Stephen Curry is back on the court, he's ready to resume his starting role.

After making an impressive return from an MCL sprain in Tuesday's Game 2 win, the Warriors star will start Friday's Game 3 matchup against the Pelicans.

"Oh yeah, yeah, he'll start Game 3," coach Steve Kerr confirmed Wednesday on 95.7 The Game. "You don't keep a guy like that on the bench for long. ... He'll be in the starting lineup."

Curry looked as though he'd never been away, scoring 28 points in 27 minutes as the Warriors exended their series lead with a 121-116 victory in his first game in almost six weeks. The two-time MVP said he "felt great" as he seamlessly eased back into Kerr's rotation.

The Warriors head to New Orleans with a 2-0 series lead and will tip off against the Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET Friday.

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