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With Lee sidelined, Curry tries to help Warriors rebound in Game 2 against Nuggets

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    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry celebrates after hitting a three-point basket to tie Game 1 late in the second half in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Denver Nuggets, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 97-95. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, tries to drive past Denver Nuggets guard Wilson Chandler, right, in the second quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 97-95. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives against Denver Nuggets guard Wilson Chandler, right, in the second quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, tries to steal the ball from Denver Nuggets guard Evan Fournier, right, of France, in the first quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Oakland, Calif. The headliner in the Golden State-Denver first-round playoff series is Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who set a record for 3-pointers this season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)The Associated Press

Stephen Curry will try to help Golden State pick up the slack with David Lee sidelined when the Warriors face the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

Curry didn't have a Stephen Curry type performance on Saturday, hitting just 7 of 20 shots during a 97-95 loss to open the best-of-seven playoff series. With Lee out because of a torn right hip flexor, the Warriors are counting on more from Curry.

He's counting on more from himself, too. Curry can't afford another slow start like in Game 1, when he missed his opening nine shots.

Curry rediscovered his touch in the second half, scoring 15 of his 19 points.

Said Curry: "Hopefully, that rhythm I built in the second half will build for the rest of the series."