Steph Curry came back with a bang for the Golden State Warriors last night in Game 2 of their second-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans, helping his team regain their playoff form after a shaky first-round series.
The Warriors won 121-116 against the Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland with Curry providing an excellent performance off the bench in his first playoff game since his injury, finishing with 28 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, while also shooting 8-of-15 from the field.
Golden State now commands a 2-0 series lead against New Orleans, who many thought could cause a few surprises in this series. However, for now, at least, it seems Curry and co have the Pelicans under control.
Curry executed well on Tuesday night to help the Warriors extend their series lead, his first game back for the team since suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain on March 23. His performance even included a beast of a shot from downtown.
With 4:20 left in the opening quarter, the two-time MVP winner entered the game to a standing ovation from the Warriors fans. Then, with just over a minute to go in the quarter, he hit an epic shot from around 30-feet which received a huge cheer from the crowd.
He finished 8-of-15 from the field and 7-of-7 from the foul line in 27 minutes of play.
Speaking to ESPN after the game, Curry said it felt great to be back on the court for Golden State and he's glad the team has managed to get the job done in the first two games of the second-round series.
He said: "It felt great. Real eager as of late trying to get back out there and be with my teammates, and, you know, do what I love to do. To get back out there on the floor, play some playoff basketball and get a big win tonight, it was huge. It was a good feeling. The crowd was crazy and obviously we did what we needed to do in these first two games."
Curry and the Warriors play Game 3 against the Pelicans on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
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