Stephen Curry in the Starting Lineup

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said he will return to the starting lineup tonight. Curry hasn’t started in six games since he sprained the deltoid ligament in his right foot.

He’s come off the bench the last two games. He played nine minutes at Washington on Monday and 24 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday. Curry said his right foot has responded well so he’s ready for more minutes.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to provide some energy being back with the first unit,” Curry said.

Curry said he’s almost positive coach Mark Jackson and the team doctors have some minutes limitations in mind.

When he came off the bench, Curry played more shooting guard than anything, partly cause Jackson didn’t want Curry chasing around point guards on a ginger foot. Knowing his minutes were limited, he said he was aggressive about looking for his shot. Curry totaled 27 points on 12 of 18 shooting in 33 minutes.

Since he’ll be doing more than looking for his own shot, Curry said a big scoring night is not a guarantee. Keeping up that scoring efficiency over longer minutes would be a tall order.

“It would be nice,” Curry said. “I’d average about 40 points.”

Marcus Thompson