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Warriors' Stephen Curry wants to 'not suck' in return from injury

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry Getty Images

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 he 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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