Sixth-man splendor: Curry has big game in return

OAKLAND, Calif. — During his first trip to the free throw line in the third quarter Tuesday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry received “MVP” chants.

“Our crowd is crazy in general,” Curry said after the Warriors’ 121-116 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “And whatever opportunity they have to kind of pick us up and create that home-court advantage that we rely on, that’s big for us.”

In his return from a Grade 2 MCL sprain that he suffered on March 23, the two-time MVP played like his usual self, as he went for 28 points and seven rebounds in his postseason debut in Game 2 of the second-round series against New Orleans. More