Stephen Curry to come off the bench vs. Blazers

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Stephen Curry will make his return for the Warriors tonight against the Trail Blazers in Portland. That much has been made official. But the team released their starting lineup for the game and once again, Shaun Livingston is listed in the backcourt alongside Klay Thompson.

Bringing Curry off the bench makes sense. He hasn’t played in two weeks, and they still don’t know how many minutes he’ll be able to handle on his injured knee. These next two games aren’t so much about how he plays as they are getting his legs back under him, and it will be easier to do that against the Blazers’ second unit, where he won’t be tested as much defensively as he would having to guard C.J. McCollum or Damian Lillard.