Curry out Saturday with groin strain
Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss the Warriors’ home game against the Nets on Saturday night.
Curry underwent an MRI exam Friday, but the Warriors will wait a few days to determine the severity of the injury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t appear to be significant. The two-time league MVP was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s 134-111 loss to the Bucks. ■ Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers beat the Hornets 133-132 in OT on Friday in Philadelphia. Embiid also finished with 18 rebounds, and hit a tying 3 with 34.4 seconds to go in regulation . ... The Pistons scored 40 points in the first quarter and went on to beat the Hawks 124-109 in Atlanta. ... Caris LeVert hit a floater in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and the Nets scored the last six points to beat the Nuggets 112-110 in Denver. It was the third straight win for the Nets. ... Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points to help the Jazz outlast the Celtics 123-115 in Salt Lake City.
The Bruins said goaltender Tuukka Rask was granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter.
The team didn’t offer an explanation, but general manager Don Sweeney said shortly after the announcement Friday it wasn’t health related. He also asked for privacy on behalf of Rask.
Rask has started only seven of the Bruins’ 15 games and acknowledged being recently outplayed by Jaroslav Halak. ■ John Tavares scored, Patrick Marleau recorded his 600th career assist and the Leafs beat the Devils 6-1 in the Hall of Fame Game on Friday in Toronto. It was the third straight win for the Leafs . ... Chad Johnson made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping the Blues beat the Sharks 4-0 in St. Louis. Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’Reilly, Jaden Schwartz, and Alexander Steen scored . ... Dylan Larkin scored with 5.1 seconds left in OT to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Rangers in Detroit. Justin Abdelkader and Andreas Athanasiou scored early and late in the third period for the Red Wings.
CJ Massinburg had 43 points and 14 rebounds as visiting Buffalo stunned No. 13 West Virginia 99-94 in overtime.
Jeremy Harris added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls in the opener for both teams. Buffalo rallied with a late 15-4 surge to force OT before outscoring the Mountaineers 15-10 in the extra period.
Mountaineers falter: BYU must vacate 47 wins:
The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced that